Candida Esophagitis - Endoscopy - Fungal Overgrowth
10 years ago
Candida esophagitis results from fungal overgrowth in the esophagus, impaired cell-mediated immunity, or both. Fungal overgrowth typically occurs in the setting of esophageal stasis resulting from abnormal esophageal motility (eg, achalasia or scleroderma) or mechanical causes (eg, strictures) Impaired cell-mediated immunity can result from immunosuppressive therapy (eg, with steroids or cytotoxic agents), malignancy, or AIDS. Chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis is a congenital immunodeficiency state that is also associated with Candida esophagitis.