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Homoeopathic Treatment of Oesophageal Candidiasis: A Case Report
The most prevalent cause of infectious oesophagitis is oesophageal candidiasis. Of patients that have infectious oesophagitis, 88% are from Candida albicans. Candida infections of the oesophagus are considered opportunistic infections and are seen most commonly in immunosuppressed patients. A case is presented in this article with radiological evidence of Candida infection noted in the oesophagus with positive rapid urease test. Malignancy and HIV were excluded. The patient was treated with constitutional homoeopathic medicine Nux Vomica 0/1, 16 doses, up to Nux Vomica 0/4, 16 doses each. Follow-up imaging at 5 months showed complete resolution of the oesophageal candidiasis. This case report suggests homoeopathic treatment as a promising complementary or alternative therapy and emphasises the need of repertorisation in individualised homoeopathic prescription.
PV, PG and BPS: Concept, clinical study, data acquisition, data interpretation and preparation of the article; AB: design, data interpretation, literature search and preparation of the article. All the authors reviewed and approved the final article.
Consent for Publication
A written consent for publication as a Case Report had been obtained from the patient.
We received no funding for the case report. The study was conducted as case study of the patient who had come to the National Institute of Homoeopathy for treatment; however, the institution has no role to play in the conduct or publication of the study findings.
Article published online:
15 December 2020
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