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Gastritis and Gastropathy* 

Gastritis and Gastropathy*
Gastritis and Gastropathy*

Stephanie L. Hansel

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date: 31 July 2021

Inflammation of the stomach can manifest itself as gastritis or gastropathy. Gastritis refers to inflammatory processes of the stomach in which inflammation is the predominant feature. In comparison, gastropathy refers to epithelial damage with little or no inflammation. Gastritis may or may not have identifiable endoscopic findings or clinical symptoms. There are several classifications of gastritis and gastropathy. Most of them distinguish between acute and chronic disease in terms of duration and the predominant inflammatory infiltrate seen in biopsy specimens. The etiology of the gastritis or gastropathy (not always known) also may be an important factor in the classification, as may the topography or specific areas of involvement in the stomach.

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