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Volume 52, Number 4, August 2019

Thrombophlebitis of superior mesenteric vein with bacteremia of Gemella sanguinis and Streptococcus gordonii 


Ji Hye Kim, Hea Yoon Kwon, Areum Durey


 

Background and purpose: 

Pylephlebitis is a condition with thrombophlebitis of the portal mesenteric venous system. Herein, we report a patient suggesting odontogenic bacteremia as a risk factor of pylephlebitis. He was diagnosed as superior mesenteric vein thrombophlebitis, and blood cultures grew Gemella sanguinis and Streptococcus gordonii.