Pylephlebitis: a rare complication of an intra-abdominal infection

@inproceedings{Wong2013PylephlebitisAR,
  title={Pylephlebitis: a rare complication of an intra-abdominal infection},
  author={Katherine Wong and David S. Weisman and Kelly-Ann Patrice},
  booktitle={Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives},
  year={2013}
}
Pylephlebitis is defined as an inflamed thrombosis of the portal vein. It is a rare complication of an intra-abdominal infection, and the diagnosis is often missed due to its nonspecific clinical presentation. Symptoms may include abdominal pain, fever, chills, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting. It is important to consider this differential when a patient presents with signs of abdominal sepsis since it has a high mortality rate and is often diagnosed postmortem. Pylephlebitis can be diagnosed via… CONTINUE READING

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