autoimmune gastritis

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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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