Phlegmonous Proctitis: A Rare Entity of the Presentation of Proctitis

Apichat Kaewdech, Pimsiri Sripongpun
  • Case Reports in Gastroenterology, June 2018, Karger Publishers
  • DOI: 10.1159/000489302

Phlegmonous Proctitis: A Rare Entity of the Presentation of Proctitis

What is it about?

Phlegmonous proctitis is a rare condition, it was first described in 1940. We report a case of an elderly woman who presented with acute severe lower abdominal pain, tenesmus, and fever.

Why is it important?

There is a little knowledge about this condition. Like phlegmonous gastritis, which clinical course is rapidly worsening and resulting in a high mortality.

Perspectives

Dr Apichat​ Kaewdech​ (Author)
Prince of Songkla University

This is the second case report of phlegmonous proctitis in this world.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Apichat​ Kaewdech​