Infectious colitis due to Candida albicans – Example
This 84-year-old woman received antibiotics for community-acquired pneumonia. She was subsequently admitted to the hospital for work-up of new onset of diarrhea. Colonoscopy was performed due to suspicion of pseudomembranous colitis.
The video clip shows the passage through the rectum and sigmoid colon. White, round deposits of 2-3 mm in diameter were observed throughout the entire colon. The mucosa was relatively unremarkable.
The endoscopic findings correspond to infection with Candida albicans. Similar images are well-known in the esophagus. Both stool and urine cultures were positive for Candida in this patient.