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Acute phlegmonous gastritis.
  1. P. A. O'Toole,
  2. J. A. Morris
  1. Department of Medicine, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, UK.


    A fatal case of acute phlegmonous gastritis in a 30 year old man is reported. It was caused by Group A Streptococcus (M type 1, T type 1). Although extremely rare, clinicians need to be aware of this condition as, without intervention, it is rapidly fatal. The recommended treatment is antibiotics combined with surgical resection.

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