Inflammation of the gastric mucosa
Patchy erythema of gastric mucosa
Common on endoscopy; usually insignificant
Erosive gastritis or reactive gastropathy
A reaction to mucosal injury...
Epigastric discomfort, often aggravated by eating
Burning epigastric pain
Nausea, with or without vomiting
Significant bleeding is unusual except in hemorrhagic gastritis.
H. pylori treatment is required to relieve symptoms.
Parenteral fluid and electrolyte supplements if unable to tolerate oral intake
Discontinue NSAID use if possible.
Confirm H. pylori eradication 4+ weeks after treatment.
Consider repeat gastroscopy after 6 weeks if gastritis was severe...
El-Zimaity H, Serra S, Szentgyorgyi E, et al. Gastric biopsies: the gap between evidence-based medicine and daily practice in the management of gastric Helicobacter pylori infection...
K29.70 Gastritis, unspecified, without bleeding
K29.71 Gastritis, unspecified, with bleeding
K29.00 Acute gastritis without bleeding
K29.01 Acute gastritis with bleeding
K29.31 Chronic superfic...
H. pylori is the most common cause of gastritis.
>50% of adult patients are colonized with H. pylori.
H. pylori antibodies decline in the year after treatment and should not be used t...
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