Inflammation of the gastric mucosa
Can be classified by time course
Acute: neutrophilic infiltration on histology
Chronic: mixture of mononuclear cells, lymphocytes, macrophages on his...
Burning epigastric pain or discomfort, often aggravated by eating
Unintentional weight loss, anorexia
Nausea, with or without vomiting
Significant bleeding is unusual except in hemorrhag...
H. pylori treatment is required to relieve symptoms.
Parenteral fluid and electrolyte supplements if unable to tolerate oral intake
Discontinue NSAID use. Abstinence from alcoh...
Consider repeat endoscopy after 6 weeks if gastritis was severe or if poor treatment res...
K29.5 Unspecified chronic gastritis
K29.40 Chronic atrophic gastritis without bleeding
K29.50 Unspecified chronic gastritis without bleeding
K29.2 Alcoholic gastritis
K29.41 Chronic atrophic ga...
H. pylori is the most common cause of gastritis; >50% of adult patients are colonized with H. pylori by age 60 years.
H. pylori antibodies decline in the year after treatment and sho...
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