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Critical Care: Fellow Case Report Slide: Critical Care II |

Unusual Presentation of Clostridium Difficile: Hepatic Portal Venous Gas and Gastric Emphysema

Divya Salhan, MD; Prakash Verma, MD; Md Basunia, MD; Chidozie Agu, MD; Saroj Kandel, MD; Danilo Enriquez, MD; Joseph Quist, MD; Frances Marie Schmidt, MD
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Interfaith Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):264A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.277
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SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Critical Care II

SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM

INTRODUCTION: Hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) and gastric emphysema is an ominous finding with high mortality and is usually associated with intestinal necrosis. It is an indication for urgent surgery. We report a case of Clostridium difficile (C.diff )enteritis presenting as HPVG and gastric emphysema without the evidence of intestinal ischemia.

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