[A case of emphysematous gastritis in a patient with end-stage renal disease].

Abstract

Emphysematous gastritis is a rare infection of the stomach wall with high mortality rate. It is caused by gas forming organisms and may arise by local spread through the mucosa or hematogenous dissemination from distant focus. Clinical manifestation includes acute abdomen with systemic toxicity, and diagnosis is based on radiologic demonstration of gas within the gastric wall. Treatment should be aimed to cover gram-negative organisms and anaerobes using wide-spectrum intravenous antibiotics, and sometimes surgical management may be needed in order to enhance survival. Herein, we report a case of emphysematous gastritis in a patient with end stage renal disease on hemodialysis.

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@article{Ko2011ACO, title={[A case of emphysematous gastritis in a patient with end-stage renal disease].}, author={Geun Jun Ko and Koung Suk Park and Tae Woon Park and Meung Yeul Woo and Ki Jun Han and Sang Cheul Lee and Jae Hee Cho}, journal={The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi}, year={2011}, volume={58 1}, pages={38-41} }