LESTER J. LIFTON, M.D.; DAVID SCHLOSSBERG, M.D.
Phlegmonous gastritis, a bacterial infection of the stomach, was first described in 1862 (1). Although the infection can be treated, it is frequently misdiagnosed, with serious and often fatal consequences. We describe the radiologic findings and clinical course of a patient who was successfully treated for phlegmonous gastritis complicating an endoscopic polypectomy. This is the first report of this condition.
A 70-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain, fever, nausea, and vomiting. Four months earlier a gastric polyp had been identified by a barium meal study done because of abdominal pain. The pain remitted spontaneously and was
LIFTON LJ, SCHLOSSBERG D. Phlegmonous Gastritis After Endoscopic Polypectomy. Ann Intern Med. ;97:373–374. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-373
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):373-374.
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