Parasitic or Mycotic Gastritis.
Fungi sometimes infect the mucous membrane of the stomach, giving rise to the inflammatory process. The favus fungus has in this way given rise to gastritis as reported by Kundrat, while the sarcinae and yeast fungi, in all probability, aggravate, if they do not produce, chronic gastritis. The anthrax bacillus has been known to give rise to ulceration of the mucosa, while the larvae of certain insects produce a like effect. Diphtheria, tuberculosis, syphilis, and other infectious diseases, may attack the mucous membrane, giving rise to gastritis. In all of these, however, the symptoms are not sufficiently characteristic to be diagnostic.
The Eclectic Practice of Medicine, 1907, was written by Rolla L. Thomas, M. S., M. D.