A rare case of gastric perforation caused by Candida infection

Authors

  • Mrugen Thakor Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Subhash Chawla Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Maneshwar Singh Utaal Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India https://orcid.org/0009-0008-5271-3252
  • Rijuta De Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Sakshi Ramnani Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India
  • Dakshita Adlakha Department of Surgery, MMIMSR, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20240766

Keywords:

Candidiasis, Fluconazole, Gastric perforation, Peritonitis, Surgical pathology

Abstract

Fungi are usually a rare cause of gastric perforation (about 0.65%), with most cases of gastric perforation occurring as complications of peptic ulcer disease (PUD), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and gastric neoplasms. Here, we report the case of a 60-year-old male who presented to our hospital with severe epigastric pain, multiple episodes of vomiting and no history of PUD, NSAIDs use or gastric neoplasm. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a pre-pyloric gastric perforation which was repaired with modified graham’s patch repair. Histopathological examination of the gastric perforation edge biopsy revealed an intense Candida colonization invading and destroying the gastric wall. Intra-operative fluid sends for culture and sensitivity also revealed growth of candida species. He was subsequently treated with fluconazole antifungal and discharged home after an uneventful postoperative period.

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2024-03-27

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