gastric atrophy

gastric atrophy

An end-stage result of prolonged chronic gastritis, in which the gastric mucosal glands become attenuated and eventually lose their ability to secrete gastric juices; GA may be followed by stomach cancer. See Helicobacter pylori, Stomach cancer.
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Gastric lesions included chronic gastritis (n=312), gastric atrophy (GA) (n=26), internal metaplasia (IM) (n=38), and GC (n=24).
Review article: gastric atrophy and atrophic gastritis--nebulous concepts in search of a definition.
Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disease that affects the gastric mucosa, resulting in gastric atrophy, even if adequate dietary intake of B12 is present.
Goto et al., "Toll-like receptor 4 +3725 G/C polymorphism, Helicobacter pylori seropositivity, and the risk of gastric atrophy and gastric cancer in Japanese," Helicobacter, vol.
(2004) Association between diversity in the Src homology 2 domain-containing tyrosine phosphatase binding site of Helicobacter pylori CagA protein and gastric atrophy and cancer.
pylori infection is associated with gastric atrophy which has led to the development of megaloblastic anemia.
You need to remember that 8.7% of these patients ("slightly symptomatic" and asymptomatic) had gastric atrophy or intestinal metaplasia, therefore they are at high risk to develop severe complications.