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Nonfatal Gastric Mucormycosis Associated With Emphysematous Gastritis

Wei-Feng Feng a, Chih-En Tseng b, c, Chih-Wen Lin d, Kuo-Chih Tseng a, c

aDivision of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
bDepartment of Pathology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan
cSchool of Medicine, Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan
dDepartment of Radiology, Buddhist Dalin Tzu Chi General Hospital, Chiayi, Taiwan

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Abstract

Emphysematous gastritis is a rare, often fatal disease characterized by the presence of gas within the walls of the stomach and diffuse gastric wall inflammation due to gas-forming bacteria. Gastric mucormycosis is a rare manifestation of invasive fungal disease, ranging from colonization of peptic ulcers to infiltrative disease with vascular invasion and dissemination. The combination of the two conditions is rare. There are a few reports in the literature of invasive gastric mucormycosis associated with emphysematous gastritis that were fatal. Here, we present a case of invasive gastric mucormycosis associated with emphysematous gastritis for which medical management was successful.


Keywords

Emphysema gastritis; Mucormycosis; Stomach


 

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