Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 135--137

Candidemia after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in an immunocompetent patient: A case report and literature review


Tae Young Park1, Young Joo Yang2, Suk Pyo Shin2, Chang Seok Bang2, Ki Tae Suk2, Gwang Ho Baik2, Dong Joon Kim2 
1 Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Chuncheon, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Tae Young Park
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital, 9 Mareunnae-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul - 04551
Korea

Candidemia is a rare adverse event of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). To date, several case reports of post-ERCP candidemia have been reported. Recently, we experienced a case of disseminated candidemia caused by Candida albicans with secondary complications of acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute kidney injury, and hematogenous candidal endophthalmitis following ERCP in a young healthy patient without well-recognized risk factors for candidemia. After intravenous and intravitreal antifungal therapy and intensive care, the candidemia resolved, and the patient was discharged without further sequela. The present case alerted us to consider candidemia as a rare but potentially fatal adverse event of ERCP, even in an immunocompetent host.


How to cite this article:
Park TY, Yang YJ, Shin SP, Bang CS, Suk KT, Baik GH, Kim DJ. Candidemia after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in an immunocompetent patient: A case report and literature review.Saudi J Gastroenterol 2018;24:135-137


How to cite this URL:
Park TY, Yang YJ, Shin SP, Bang CS, Suk KT, Baik GH, Kim DJ. Candidemia after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in an immunocompetent patient: A case report and literature review. Saudi J Gastroenterol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Feb 1 ];24:135-137
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