corrosive gastritis

corrosive gastritis

an acute inflammatory condition of the stomach caused by the ingestion of an acid, alkali, or other corrosive chemical in which the lining of the stomach is eaten away by the corrosive substance. The amount of tissue destruction and recommended treatment depend on the nature of the corrosive agent and the extent of exposure. Also called toxic gastritis. Compare chemical gastritis, erosive gastritis. See also acid poisoning, alkali poisoning.

cor·ro·sive gas·tri·tis

(kŏrōsiv gas-trītis)
Inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach that may be caused by ingestion of strong acids or alkalies.