Endoscopy 1974; 6(1): 35-37
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1098591
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Septicemia Following Peroral Biopsy of the Small Intestine

Sepsis nach peroraler DünndarmbiopsieP. Mainguet, J. P. Butzler, J. Sternon
  • Depts. of Clin. Med. and Bact., Hopital St Pierre – Free Univ. of Brussels, Belgium
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Publication Date:
08 December 2008 (online)


Two cases of a rare complication of the small bowel biopsy are presented. Septicemia to gramnegative bacilli occurred within 24 hrs and 48 hrs after a successful jejunal biopsy. The patients recovered their prebiopsy state after 3 days of antibiotic therapy. Role of intestinal intubation for perfusion studies or motor jejunal activity registrement soon after jejunal biopsy and of bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel are discussed.


Bei zwei Patienten kam es 24 bzw. 48 Std. nach einer erfolgreichen Dünndarmbiopsie zu einer Sepsis mit gramnegativen Bakterien. Unter einer antibiotischen Therapie normalisierten sich die Temperaturen innerhalb von drei Tagen.