Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 5 August 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Exceedingly rare
● Bacterial infection primarily affecting submucosal layer of stomach
● Usually caused by Strep Group A, also Staph, E. coli, H. influenza, Proteus
● Rigors, fever, high death rate
● Associated with gas forming organisms
● Most patients debilitated, alcoholism, chronic renal failure, immunodeficiency, hypochlorhydria, endoscopic polypectomy
● Distention of stomach with marked thickening of wall due to edema
● Submucosal edema, congestion, hemorrhage
● Massive neutrophilic exudate with bacteria
● Overlying mucosa may be unremarkable
End of Stomach > Gastritis > Suppurative gastritis
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