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Pylephlebitis: Introduction

Pylephlebitis: A pus-producing inflammation of the wall of the portal vein that drains blood from the abdominal part of the gastrointestinal tract. The infection is often fatal. It usually occurs as a complication of abdominal or pelvic infections such as diverticulitis and appendicitis. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Pylephlebitis is available below.

Symptoms of Pylephlebitis

Treatments for Pylephlebitis

  • Surgical drainage of abscess and dead tissue removal, chloramphenicol, metronidazole, gentamycin, tobramycin, amkiacin, clindamycin
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Pylephlebitis?

Pylephlebitis: Related Patient Stories

Pylephlebitis: Complications

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Causes of Pylephlebitis

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Less Common Symptoms of Pylephlebitis

Pylephlebitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Pylephlebitis

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are more »

Pylephlebitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Pylephlebitis

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Pylephlebitis: Rare Types

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Pylephlebitis: Animations

Prognosis for Pylephlebitis

Prognosis for Pylephlebitis: poor

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