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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 101-5

Phlegmonous inflammation of gastrointestinal tract autopsy study of three cases.


Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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N Kakkar
Department of Histopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Three cases of Phlegmonous inflammation of gastrointestinal tract detected at necropsy are described. Predisposing factors were seen in all three cases. These were chronic alcoholism with submissive hepatic necrosis (HbsAg and HbcAg positive) in Case 1, Indian Childhood cirrhosis in Case 2 and acute on chronic Budd Chiari syndrome in Case 3. In case 1 and 3 the inflammation was limited to the large intestine where as in Case 2 it was seen both in the stomach and large intestine. In two of the three cases blood culture grew Staphylococcus aureus (Case 1) and gram negative organisms (Case 2).


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