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Bacteremia Following Proctoscopic Biopsy of a Rectal Polyp

Bacteremia Following Proctoscopic Biopsy of a Rectal Polyp Abstract Bacteremia following genitourinary tract instrumentation and surgery,1-5 dental extraction,6-8 and cardiac catherization9 is well documented. We wish to report a case of bacteremia following proctoscopic biopsy of a rectal polyp, for to our knowledge this occurrence has not been recorded before. Patient Summary A 77-year-old alcoholic man was admitted to the Veterans Administration West Side Hospital on July 2, 1969, with a history of burning abdominal pain of one month's duration. During the week prior to admission, he passed black stools admixed with blood. A similar episode of abdominal pain and melena occurred in 1961. At that time a diagnosis of alcoholic cirrhosis was made, but no source of bleeding was detected.On physical examination he was pale and weak, but not jaundiced. His pulse rate was 80 beats per minute; blood pressure, 140/80 mm Hg; and oral temperature, 99.6 F (37.5 C). The abdomen was soft and References 1. Last PM, Harrison PA, Marsh JA: Bacteremia after urological instrumentation. Lancet 1:74-76, 1966.Crossref 2. Plorde JJ: Course and prognosis of prostatectomy. New Eng J Med 272:269-277, 1965.Crossref 3. McLin PH, Fisher R, Hinman F Jr: Rapid sensitivity testing in prevention of sepsis from genito-urinary system. J Urol 100:787-791,1968. 4. Samellas W: Death due to septicaemia following percutaneous needle biopsy of the kidney. J Urol 91:317-319, 1964. 5. Guze LB, Kalmanson GM: Bacteremia following needle aspiration of bladder. J Urol 96:308-309, 1966. 6. Abrahamson L: S. B. E. following removal of septic foci. Brit Med J 2:8-9,1931.Crossref 7. Brown HH: Tooth extraction and chronic infective endocarditis. Brit Med J 1:796-797,1931.Crossref 8. Bernstein M: S. B. E. following extraction of teeth: Report of a case. Ann Intern Med 5:1138-1144, 1932.Crossref 9. Sande MA, Levinson ME, Lukas IS, et al: Bacteremia with cardiac catherization. New Eng J Med 281:1104-1106, 1969.Crossref 10. Jones EA, Crowley N, Sherlock S: Bacteremia in association with hepatocellular and hepatobiliary disease. Postgrad Med J Supp 43:7-11, 1967. 11. Petty AM, Wenger J: Bacteremia following peroral biopsy of the small intestine. Gastroenterology 59:140-143, 1970. 12. Martin WJ, Spittel JA, Morlock CG, et al: Severe liver disease complicated by bacteremia due to gram negative bacilli. Arch Intern Med 98:8-15, 1956.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Bacteremia Following Proctoscopic Biopsy of a Rectal Polyp

Archives of Internal Medicine , Volume 130 (1) – Jul 1, 1972

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1972 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
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10.1001/archinte.1972.03650010111022
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Abstract

Abstract Bacteremia following genitourinary tract instrumentation and surgery,1-5 dental extraction,6-8 and cardiac catherization9 is well documented. We wish to report a case of bacteremia following proctoscopic biopsy of a rectal polyp, for to our knowledge this occurrence has not been recorded before. Patient Summary A 77-year-old alcoholic man was admitted to the Veterans Administration West Side Hospital on July 2, 1969, with a history of burning abdominal pain of one month's duration. During the week prior to admission, he passed black stools admixed with blood. A similar episode of abdominal pain and melena occurred in 1961. At that time a diagnosis of alcoholic cirrhosis was made, but no source of bleeding was detected.On physical examination he was pale and weak, but not jaundiced. His pulse rate was 80 beats per minute; blood pressure, 140/80 mm Hg; and oral temperature, 99.6 F (37.5 C). The abdomen was soft and References 1. Last PM, Harrison PA, Marsh JA: Bacteremia after urological instrumentation. Lancet 1:74-76, 1966.Crossref 2. Plorde JJ: Course and prognosis of prostatectomy. New Eng J Med 272:269-277, 1965.Crossref 3. McLin PH, Fisher R, Hinman F Jr: Rapid sensitivity testing in prevention of sepsis from genito-urinary system. J Urol 100:787-791,1968. 4. Samellas W: Death due to septicaemia following percutaneous needle biopsy of the kidney. J Urol 91:317-319, 1964. 5. Guze LB, Kalmanson GM: Bacteremia following needle aspiration of bladder. J Urol 96:308-309, 1966. 6. Abrahamson L: S. B. E. following removal of septic foci. Brit Med J 2:8-9,1931.Crossref 7. Brown HH: Tooth extraction and chronic infective endocarditis. Brit Med J 1:796-797,1931.Crossref 8. Bernstein M: S. B. E. following extraction of teeth: Report of a case. Ann Intern Med 5:1138-1144, 1932.Crossref 9. Sande MA, Levinson ME, Lukas IS, et al: Bacteremia with cardiac catherization. New Eng J Med 281:1104-1106, 1969.Crossref 10. Jones EA, Crowley N, Sherlock S: Bacteremia in association with hepatocellular and hepatobiliary disease. Postgrad Med J Supp 43:7-11, 1967. 11. Petty AM, Wenger J: Bacteremia following peroral biopsy of the small intestine. Gastroenterology 59:140-143, 1970. 12. Martin WJ, Spittel JA, Morlock CG, et al: Severe liver disease complicated by bacteremia due to gram negative bacilli. Arch Intern Med 98:8-15, 1956.Crossref

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1972

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