Emphysematous gastritis in a newborn: Is it very rare or do we just miss it?

Abstract: Emphysematous gastritis is a rare and life-threatening condition caused by gastric inflammation and intramural gas formation, most often diagnosed through radiological evidence of a radiolucent shadow in the stomach wall in the clinical scenario of severe sickness. We report a case of emphysematous gastritis secondary to early-onset neonatal sepsis in a newborn which, to the best of our knowledge, has not otherwise been reported. Is it very rare or do we just miss it?

*Corresponding Author: 

Dr. Chandra Mohan Kumar, Additional Professor, Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna Bihar, 801507, India. Tel.: +91 9810730206; E-mail: cmkumar@aiimspatna.org.