Esophageal actinomycosis in a patient with end-stage renal disease

Shankar Prasad Nagaraju, Dilip Ashok Kirpalani, Aditya S. Bhabhe, Raghvendra Prasad, Hardik Shah, Ashok L. Kirpalani

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Abstract

Actinomycosis of esophagus is uncommon. Herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, candidiasis, tuberculosis, and other fungal infections are the commonly reported infections in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. We report a case of esophageal actinomycosis in an end-stage renal disease patient. A 28-year-old lady, known case of systemic lupus erythematosus, hepatitis B virus infection with end-stage renal disease on regular maintenance hemodialysis since 5 years presented with history of epigastric pain and odynophagia for 1 week. Her upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examination revealed extensive necrotic areas with membrane in the esophagus. Histopathology revealed actinomycotic colonies and bacterial clumps. She was treated with intravenous penicillin followed by oral ampicillin for 6 months. She showed marked clinical improvement, and repeat endoscopy showed healing of ulceration and no evidence of actinomycosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)544-546
Number of pages3
JournalHemodialysis International
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2014

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Actinomycosis
Chronic Kidney Failure
Esophagus
Mycoses
Candidiasis
Immunocompromised Host
Virus Diseases
Simplexvirus
Ampicillin
Cytomegalovirus
Hepatitis B virus
Penicillins
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Endoscopy
Renal Dialysis
Tuberculosis
Maintenance
Pain
Membranes
Infection

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  • Hematology
  • Nephrology

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Nagaraju, S. P., Kirpalani, D. A., Bhabhe, A. S., Prasad, R., Shah, H., & Kirpalani, A. L. (2014). Esophageal actinomycosis in a patient with end-stage renal disease. Hemodialysis International, 18(2), 544-546. https://doi.org/10.1111/hdi.12124
Nagaraju, Shankar Prasad ; Kirpalani, Dilip Ashok ; Bhabhe, Aditya S. ; Prasad, Raghvendra ; Shah, Hardik ; Kirpalani, Ashok L. / Esophageal actinomycosis in a patient with end-stage renal disease. In: Hemodialysis International. 2014 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 544-546.
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