A rare cause of gastric perforation-Candida infection: a case report and review of the literature.

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A rare cause of gastric perforation-Candida infection: a case report and review of the literature.

J Clin Diagn Res. 2012 Nov;6(9):1564-5

Authors: Gupta N

Abstract
Fungal microorganisms as a cause of gastric perforation, is very rare. Most of the cases of gastric perforation are seen as the complications of peptic ulcer disease, the intake of NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), neoplastic diseases, etc. We are reporting a case of a 50 year old male who presented with a sudden onset of abdominal pain and shock and was diagnosed as acute peritonitis which was caused by a gastrointestinal perforation. An emergency exploratory laporotomy was performed and a gastric perforation repair with omentoplexy was done. However, the patient died in the post operative period due to a sudden cardiac arrest. A gastric perforation edge biopsy revealed the presence of fungal hyphae. The peritoneal fluid culture revealed Candida albicans colonies.

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