Phlegmonous gastritis and Hemophilus influenzae peritonitis in a patient with alcoholic liver disease

Lawrence M. Tierney, Gretchen Gooding, Kent Bottles, Carolyn K. Montgomery, Faith T Fitzgerald

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A patient with alcoholic liver disease and ascites had Haemophilus influenzae peritonitis and died in spite of vigorous antibiotic therapy. At autopsy, a phlegmonous gastritis was found as a likely cause of the peritonitis. Phlegmonous gastritis is an uncommon cause of unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms in alcoholics and in the elderly, and it may be pathogenetic in rare patients with bacterial peritonitis of unclear source.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalDigestive Diseases and Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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