Emphysematous Gastritis in the Setting of Chronic Abdominal Pain

  • Aws Alameri Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Alsadiq Al Hillan Department of Internal Medicine, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune City, NJ, USA
  • Abdulrahman S. Museedi Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Ahmed Oglah Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Mohammed Alkhero Department of Internal Medicine, UHS Southern California Medical Education Consortium, Temecula, CA, USA
  • Sadie Trammell Velásquez Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

Keywords

Emphysematous gastritis, chronic abdominal pain, chronic mesenteric ischemia

Abstract

Emphysematous gastritis is a rare but fatal variant of gastritis. It is caused by gastric wall invasion by gas-forming organisms. It follows disruption of gastric mucosal integrity by a variety of factors, most commonly caustic ingestion and alcohol abuse. Patients typically present with abdominal symptoms with features of septic shock. Emphysematous gastritis carries a high mortality rate warranting early intervention with supportive measures and broad-spectrum antibiotics. It is essential to consider this rare entity in the differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with abdominal pain as timely intervention is crucial for survival.

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  • Published: 2020-06-19

    Issue: Vol 7 No 9 (view)

    Section: Articles

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    Alameri A, Al Hillan A, Museedi AS, Oglah A, Alkhero M, Trammell Velásquez S. Emphysematous Gastritis in the Setting of Chronic Abdominal Pain. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2020Jun.19 [cited 2020Sep.24];7(9). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/1749

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