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Granulomatous peritonitis and appendicitis of food starch origin.
  1. B Veress,
  2. I Alafuzoff,
  3. G Juliusson
  1. Department of Pathology, Huddinge University Hospital, Sweden.


    Two patients with food starch granulomatous reactions, one a necrotising granulomatous peritonitis after the perforation of a gastric ulcer and the other a non-necrotising granulomatous appendicitis, are described. The possibility of food starch induced inflammation must be considered in the differential diagnosis of granulomatous diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

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