Fatal esophageal perforation caused by invasive candidiasis

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_2F44284724F8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Fatal esophageal perforation caused by invasive candidiasis
Journal
Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Author(s)
Gock  M., Schafer  M., Perren  A., Demartines  N., Clavien  P. A.
ISSN
1552-6259 (Electronic)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2005
Volume
80
Number
3
Pages
1120-2
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Sep
Abstract
Instrumental lesions, spontaneous rupture, and trauma cause most esophageal perforations. Transmural fungal infection is extremely rare, although Candida may be detected in as many as 25% of normal esophagus. In this report we present a case of fatal esophageal perforation due to transmural Candida infection in a 76-year-old woman. The patient died from septic shock and multiorgan failure, despite esophageal resection and systemic antifungal therapy. Pathogenetic aspects and treatment strategies are discussed.
Keywords
Aged Candida/isolation & purification Candidiasis/*complications/diagnosis/microbiology Esophageal Perforation/diagnosis/*etiology/surgery Esophagus/microbiology Fatal Outcome Female Humans
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Web of science
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