Bacterial Contamination of the Pancreas with Intestinal Germs: A Cause of Acute Suppurative Pancreatitis?

  • E. Hancke
  • G. Marklein


In 70% of patients with pancreatic abscess, typical Gram-negative intestinal bacteria — Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa etc. — can be cultured from the pus [1].


Portal Vein Acute Pancreatitis Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Pancreatic Duct Biliary Tract 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Hancke
    • 1
  • G. Marklein
    • 2
  1. 1.Chirurgische Universitätsklinik und PoliklinikUniversity of BonnBonn-VenusbergGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und ImmunologieUniversity of BonnBonnGermany

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