Emphysematous gastritis in the setting of chronic abdominal pain

Aws Alameri, Alsadiq Al Hillan, Abdulrahman S. Museedi, Ahmed Oglah, Mohammed Alklhero, Sadie Trammell Velásquez

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalEuropean Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2020


  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • Emphysematous gastritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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