Recurrent typhlitis

  title={Recurrent typhlitis},
  author={R. Keidan and J. Fanning and R. Gatenby and J. Weese},
  journal={Diseases of the Colon & Rectum},
  • R. Keidan, J. Fanning, +1 author J. Weese
  • Published 1989
  • Medicine
  • Diseases of the Colon & Rectum
  • Neutropenic typhlitis is a frequently fatal disease most commonly reported in leukemics. The authors have treated eight such patients over the last 18 months. All patients had abdominal pain and sepsis during chemotherapy-induced neutropenia. CT scanning was diagnostic in six patients thought to have typhlitis. Two patients were not diagnosed before exploratory laparotomy. The authors have found nonoperative treatment highly effective in patients who do not manifest signs of peritonitis… CONTINUE READING

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