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Candida Esophagitis
Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Pathology

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Esophageal candidiasis, moniliasis
            • Definitions

              • Infectious esophagitis caused by fungi of Candida species, usually Candida albicans

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Fluoroscopic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          • Microscopic Features

                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                            • Presentation

                              • Demographics

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Kim KY et al: Acid suppression therapy as a risk factor for Candida esophagitis. Dig Dis Sci. 58(5):1282-6, 2013
                                        2. Hyun JJ et al: Candida esophagitis complicated by esophageal stricture. Endoscopy. 42 Suppl 2:E180-1, 2010
                                        3. Geagea A et al: Scope of drug-induced, infectious and allergic esophageal injury. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 24(4):496-501, 2008
                                        4. Manfredi R et al: Recurring Candida albicans esophagitis in a HIV-infected patient undergoing long-Term antiretroviral therapy, and with absent-negligible immunodeficiency. Braz J Infect Dis. 11(6):605-9, 2007
                                        5. Levine MS et al: Diseases of the esophagus: diagnosis with esophagography. Radiology. 237(2):414-27, 2005
                                        6. Luedtke P et al: Radiologic diagnosis of benign esophageal strictures: a pattern approach. Radiographics. 23(4): 897-909, 2003
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Synonyms

                                                    • Esophageal candidiasis, moniliasis
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Infectious esophagitis caused by fungi of Candida species, usually Candida albicans

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Kim KY et al: Acid suppression therapy as a risk factor for Candida esophagitis. Dig Dis Sci. 58(5):1282-6, 2013
                                                                              2. Hyun JJ et al: Candida esophagitis complicated by esophageal stricture. Endoscopy. 42 Suppl 2:E180-1, 2010
                                                                              3. Geagea A et al: Scope of drug-induced, infectious and allergic esophageal injury. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 24(4):496-501, 2008
                                                                              4. Manfredi R et al: Recurring Candida albicans esophagitis in a HIV-infected patient undergoing long-Term antiretroviral therapy, and with absent-negligible immunodeficiency. Braz J Infect Dis. 11(6):605-9, 2007
                                                                              5. Levine MS et al: Diseases of the esophagus: diagnosis with esophagography. Radiology. 237(2):414-27, 2005
                                                                              6. Luedtke P et al: Radiologic diagnosis of benign esophageal strictures: a pattern approach. Radiographics. 23(4): 897-909, 2003