Letter to the Editor

Necrotic Gastric Ulcer in an Elderly Patient: A Rare Case of Gastric Zygomycosis

Authors: Raktima Goswami, MD, Yenny Cabrera-Kapetanos, MD, Mayuri P. Gupta, MD, Shyam Thakkar, MD, Nitin Bhanot, MD, MPH


To the Editor:

An 85-year-old woman presented with bright red blood per rectum for one day. A month prior to her presentation, she was diagnosed with acute interstitial nephritis for which prednisone was started and tapered over 2 weeks. She appeared malnourished; abdomen was soft with mild epigastric tenderness. Pertinent laboratory values on admission included white blood count: 8000 per mm3, hemoglobin: 8.7 g/dL, serum creatinine: 1.62 mg/dL.

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