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Fungal infection of the colon

Authors Praneenararat S

Received 15 May 2014

Accepted for publication 27 July 2014

Published 21 October 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 415—426

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CEG.S67776

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Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Andreas M Kaiser


Surat Praneenararat

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand

Abstract: Fungi are pathogens that commonly infect immunocompromised patients and can affect any organs of the body, including the colon. However, the literature provides limited details on colonic infections caused by fungi. This article is an intensive review of information available on the fungi that can cause colon infections. It uses a comparative style so that its conclusions may be accessible for clinical application.

Keywords: fungus, colitis, large bowel, large intestine

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