autoimmune gastritis


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Related to autoimmune gastritis: hypochlorhydria, pernicious anemia

autoimmune gastritis

A rare form of chronic atrophic gastritis, which is most common in African Americans and northern Europeans, characterised by autoimmune destruction of fundic and body glands.

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Serum antiparietal and anti-intrinsic factor antibodies that cause IF deficiency, decreasing available cobalamin, often linked to megaloblastic anaemia
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Key Words: Vitiligo, autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, autoimune thyroiditis, autoimmune gastritis
Krishnamurthy and Dayal[2] reported PAT at the GEJ in 3% of adults with BE and Jhala et al[6] reported PAT at the GEJ in oxyntic mucosa of 41% of adults with autoimmune gastritis.
There is ample evidence that IFN-a plays a role in another set of autoimmune diseases, including SLE, autoimmune gastritis and diabetes12,13.

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