An unusal case of hematemesis in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus

  • Krishna Prasad Anne Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka
  • VidyaSagar C. R. Associate Professor of General Medicine, General Medicine Department, Sri DevarajUrs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar 563 101, Karnataka.
  • Prasad K. Reddy Assistant Professor of General Medicine, General Medicine Department, Sri DevarajUrs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar 563 101, Karnataka.
Keywords: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Hematemesis, Oesophageal Candidiasis

Abstract

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterised by hyperglycemia, with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. Here is the report of an unusual case of hematemesis in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Hematemesis refers to vomiting of blood and can be explained as the backward flow of blood through the upper gastrointestinal tract. Hematemesis is an extremely serious condition that should be treated at the earliest. Diabetics are prone to opportunistic infections by Candida, which can range from oral candidiasis to oesophageal candidiasis. Oesophageal candidiasis causes erosion of the stomach and oesophageal wall which can lead to gastritis and hematemesis.

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Author Biography

Krishna Prasad Anne, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka

M.D. General Medicine

Final Year Post Graduate

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Published
2015-02-28
How to Cite
Anne, K., R., V., & Reddy, P. (2015). An unusal case of hematemesis in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research, 1(1), 57-59. https://doi.org/10.7439/ijasr.v1i1.1566
Section
Case Report