According to the results from the pathology review, the studied samples consisted of 19 cases of cancer, 35 cases of chronic atrophic gastritis
, 29 cases of chronic superficial gastritis, and 20 samples of healthy stomach tissue.
The Harvard Health Letter recommends that vegetarians and older people with atrophic gastritis
take a multivitamin, eat fortified breakfast cereal, or both.
pylori infection may lead to long-term symptom improvement and also reduces the risk of developing peptic ulcer disease, atrophic gastritis
, and gastric cancer.
It is well known that certain conditions associated with hypochlorhydria, such as atrophic gastritis
, vagotomy, and partial gastrectomy, can lead to iron deficiency anemia.
On the basis of visual inspection, the results were divided into four categories: normal (0), superficial gastritis (1), atrophic gastritis
localized to fundus (2), and generalized atrophic gastritis
occurs in an estimated ten percent of Midwesterners and 30 percent of Easterners over age 60, says Russell.
pylori can also halt the extension of and may even cause regression of atrophic gastritis
Biopsies from upper and lower endoscopy revealed atrophic gastritis
, villous atrophy, and an inflammatory bowel disease-like chronic colitis, with absence of plasma cells in all sites.
A: One common condition is atrophic gastritis
, or the inability to secrete sufficient stomach acid to kill bacteria.
A number of risk factors have been identified and include familial adenomatous polyposis, gastric adenomas or high grade dysplasia, chronic atrophic gastritis
, Helicobacter pylori infection, pernicious anemia and tobacco smoking.
The progression of chronic atrophic gastritis
to pernicious anemia may occur over time and may take 20 to 30 years before this may happen.
One patient with psoriasis had extremely low levels of folate, and also was found to have atrophic gastritis
and pernicious anemia and was excluded from further analysis.
Helicobacter pylori infection or an autoimmune disease may lead to atrophic gastritis
(damage to gastric mucosa) and subsequently to an anacidic stomach, which is the major risk factor for gastric cancer and also increases the risk of esophageal cancer.
Patients most likely to develop vitamin B12 deficiency have clinical conditions, such as atrophic gastritis
, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, or pernicious anemia.
Biopsy sites suitable for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and the assessment of the extent of atrophic gastritis