Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Two cases of a rare complication of the small bowel biopsy are presented. Septicemia to gram negative bacilli occurred within 24 hr and 48 hr 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.