Volume 64, Issue 5 (1 2006)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2006, 64(5): 44-50 | Back to browse issues page

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Hashemi S, P. Kordbacheh, R. Malekzadeh, M. Mehrabani. A survey on Candida colonization prevalence in patients with gastritis, duodenitis and peptic ulcer. Tehran Univ Med J. 2006; 64 (5) :44-50
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Background: Prolonged antiacid and antibiotic usage in gasterointestinal diseases may predispose candidial colonization in GI tract. In order to isolate and diagnose of candida infections in patients with gastritis, duodenitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, this study have been planned.

Methods: We studied 300 biopsy specimens of patients referred to hospital, 51.7% of the patients were male and the others were female. The isolated fungi were identified by direct examination and culture of specimens.

Results: Forthy four cases of yeasts were isolated in this investigation. Isolated yeasts have been identified as follows: 26 cases of C.albicance , I case C.tropicalis, 2 cases of C.krusei, and finally 1 case of unknown yeast.

Conclusion: All the patients had a positive history of long lasting antacid taking for gastric ulser or gastritis. Candidiasis must be investigated in patients with gastritis, duodenitis and gastric ulcer, who are refractory to classic therapies and also in patients who have the chronic disease .

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