Chronic mesenteric ischaemia is a severe disease that is often missed due to its non-specific presentation. Immunosuppressed patients are at risk for infectious gastrointestinal disease, which may further obscure the diagnosis of chronic mesenteric ischaemia. In this case, a patient’s symptoms and diagnostic workup were consistent with candida esophagitis. Worsening leukocytosis despite treatment, however, prompted re-evaluation ultimately revealing a superior mesenteric artery thrombus causing mesenteric ischaemia. The patient required urgent surgical intervention for the management of his disease.
- gastrointestinal system
- renal system
- renal transplantation
- vascular surgery
- general practice / family medicine
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Contributors SS: writing, critically reviewing, editing the article and image retrieval. DP: editing and critically reviewing article. TEP: design and critically reviewing article. PS: conception, design and critically reviewing article.
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