Which organisms cause fungal gastritis?

Updated: Jul 12, 2020
  • Author: Sarah El-Nakeep, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Fungal infections that cause gastritis include Candida albicans and histoplasmosis. Gastric phycomycosis is another rare lethal fungal infection. The common predisposing factor is immunosuppression. C albicans rarely involves the gastric mucosa. When isolated in the stomach, the most common locations tend to be within a gastric ulcer or an erosion bed; it is generally of little consequence. Disseminated histoplasmosis can involve the stomach; the usual presenting clinical feature is bleeding from gastric ulcers or erosions on giant gastric folds.


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