tell me about yeast and candida infection of the gastric mucosa with references
Yeast and Candida are types of fungi that can infect the gastric mucosa, which is the inner lining of the stomach. Candida infection of the gastric mucosa is known as gastric candidiasis, and it can occur in people with weakened immune systems or those who have taken antibiotics or acid-suppressing drugs.
Yeast and Candida infections of the gastric mucosa can cause a range of symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and bloating. In severe cases, the infection can lead to perforation of the stomach wall, which can be life-threatening.
The diagnosis of yeast and Candida infections of the gastric mucosa is usually made by taking a biopsy of the stomach lining and examining it under a microscope. Treatment typically involves antifungal medications, such as fluconazole or amphotericin B, which can be administered orally or intravenously.
Here are some references for further reading on yeast and Candida infections of the gastric mucosa:
Watanabe T, Ota S, Nishimura K, et al. Gastric candidiasis in non-immunocompromised patients. World J Gastroenterol. 2015;21(33):9848-9854. doi:10.3748/wjg.v21.i33.9848
Soliman S, Hammad H, Khalaf H, Gomaa M, Hassanein F. Gastric candidiasis: a rare disease presentation. J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2014;23(4):451-454.
Vuotto F, Donelli G. Pathogenicity of Candida species in the gastrointestinal tract. Molecules. 2015;20(5):9096-9118. doi:10.3390/molecules20059096
Aghili SR, Bagheri Lankarani K, Mehrzadi S. Gastric candidiasis in critically ill patients. Mycoses. 2017;60(10):669-678. doi:10.1111/myc.12663