gastritis

Chronic active gastritis

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for chronic active gastritis. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is chronic active gastritis? Chronic active gastritis means inflammation of the lining on the inside of the …
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Helicobacter gastritis

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for Helicobacter gastritis. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is Helicobacter gastritis? Helicobacter gastritis is an infection in the stomach by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. It is …
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Erosive gastritis

What is erosive gastritis? Erosive gastritis is a type of injury inside the stomach. It results in a loss of specialized epithelial cells that normally form a barrier on the inside surface of the stomach. Erosive gastritis can be caused by prolonged use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aspirin and Advil, alcohol, iron …
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H. pylori

What does H. pylori mean in a pathology report? H. pylori stands for Helicobacter pylori and it is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is a common bacteria that may be found throughout the world. Most people who are infected with Helicobacter will not experience any symptoms. However, in some people, the …
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Helicobacter pylori

What is Helicobacter pylori? Helicobacter pylori is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is a common bacteria that may be found throughout the world. Some pathology reports will refer to Helicobacter as HP or H. pylori. Most people who are infected with Helicobacter will not experience any symptoms. However, in some people, …
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Chronic inactive gastritis

What is chronic inactive gastritis? Chronic gastritis means inflammation of the lining on the inside of the stomach. The inflammation damages the foveolar cells in the epithelium which prevents the stomach from functioning normally. The stomach The stomach is part of the gastrointestinal tract. When we eat, food enters the mouth and travels down the …
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Reactive gastropathy

What is reactive gastropathy? Reactive gastropathy is a non-cancerous change that happens in the stomach. The inside of the stomach is covered by specialized foveolar cells which produce a substance called mucus. Mucus protects the cells from the strong acids normally found in the stomach. In reactive gastropathy, the foveolar cells have become damaged by …
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Chronic gastritis

About this article: This article was created by doctors to help you read and understand your pathology report for chronic gastritis. If you have any questions about this article or your pathology report, please contact us. What is chronic gastritis? Chronic gastritis means inflammation of the lining on the inside of the stomach. The inflammation …
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