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Post-infectious gastroparesis: clinical and electerogastrographic aspects.
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PMID:  17716347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIMS: Post-infectious gastroparesis (PIGP) is a subgroup of idiopathic gastroparesis. The aim of this study was to identify post-viral gastroparesis and to characterize clinical and electrogastrographic aspects of the disease and their usefulness as a diagnostic tool. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with gastroparesis were defined as PIGP if they had a clear history of an acute viral illness prior to the development of their symptoms. All patients underwent evaluation of gastric emptying and electrogastrography (EGG). RESULTS: Seven patients met the criteria for diagnosis of PIGP. Patients' age ranged from 3 months to 47 years. A specific virus was identified in two patients (one cytomegalovirus [CMV] and one Epstein-Barr virus [EBV]). EGG was pathological in six out of seven patients. In four out of seven patients, symptoms resolved spontaneously within 4 weeks to 12 months, three patients had improved but were still symptomatic at the time of the writing of this work. CONCLUSION: We conclude that post-infectious gastroparesis is an uncommon and often over looked condition. It is self-limiting in most cases. EGG is pathological in most patients.
Timna Naftali; Ron Yishai; Tsili Zangen; Arie Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0815-9319     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-24     Completed Date:  2008-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1423-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Motility Clinic, Gastroenterology Division, Meir Hospital, Kefar Saba, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Gastric Emptying
Gastroparesis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  microbiology*,  physiopathology
Infection / complications*
Middle Aged

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