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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999 Mar;2(1):74-79. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 1999.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.1999.2.1.74
Copyright © 1999 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Trichosporon beigelii Esophagitis Presenting Hematemesis with a Large Amorphous Material
Eun Jung Park, Jin Bok Hwang, Wook Su Ahn, Chang Ho Jun and Yong Jin Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Department of Chest Surgery, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Department of Clinical Pathology, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.
Abstract

We experienced a case of Trichosporon beigelii esophagitis in a 16-month-old boy who was presented with hematemesis with a large amorphous material. A spit-out material was silky, 10 x 1.2 cm in size and like a part of hollow viscus organ. Emergent gastrofiberscopy revealed that this silky material was teared up from upper and to lower esophagus and was threw with hematemesis. It was suggested that pseudomembrane on esophagus was peeled off followed by mucosal bleeding. Pathologic study revealed this material was pseudomembrane with esophageal mucosa of T. beigelii esophagitis and was teared at lamina propria level from submucosa.

Keywords: Trichosporon beigelii; Esophagitis; Hematemesis; Gastrofiberscopy