咽喉頭異常感を主訴とした食道カンジダ症 Four Patients with Esophageal Candidosis Presented with Foreign Body Sensation of the Larynx
Esophageal candidosis is not a rare disease. It is caused by <i>Candida albicans</i>, which is normally indigenous in the oral cavity and the large intestine, but becomes pathogenic due to ingestion of antibiotics, steroids and immunosuppressants, complication of malignant tumors, and HIV infection.<br>We encountered 4 patients who consulted our hospital with a chief complaint of foreign body sensation of the larynx and were diagnosed with esophageal candidosis by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The patients were a 79-year-old woman with diabetes as an underlying disease, a 69-year-old man with laryngeal cancer (after radiotherapy), a 54-year-old man with laryngeal cancer (after laryngectomy), and a 46-year-old woman with no underlying disease. The clinical symptoms resolved rapidly within 1 month following oral administration of antifungal agents.
耳鼻咽喉科臨床 101(3), 233-236, 2008-03-01
The Society of Practical Otolaryngology