Oropharyngeal Candidiasis as a Presenting Symptom of Crohn’s Disease.

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Oropharyngeal Candidiasis as a Presenting Symptom of Crohn's Disease.

Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2020 Jan-Apr;14(1):178-185

Authors: Sharif M, Saddique MU, Zahid M, Khan D, Bashir T, Murshed K

Oropharyngeal candidiasis is a common condition in immunosuppressed patients. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a prevalent medical condition which commonly presents with intestinal and extra intestinal manifestations. Crohn's disease (CD) tends to present more with extraintestinal symptoms. Here, we report the case of a 22-year-old male who presented with oropharyngeal candidiasis and weight loss without abdominal symptoms, and a negative HIV serology. After a through diagnostic workup, he was found to have CD. Under CD treatment, his symptoms improved.

PMID: 32399001 [PubMed]