n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Gastritis and gastropathy : more than meets the eye : main article

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



In pathological terms, gastritis is defined as inflammation of the gastric mucosa. It is, however, a term often used loosely for clinical conditions associated with any upper gastrointestinal symptoms without clinical or radiological signs. Gastropathy, on the other hand, refers to a nonspecific microscopic injury pattern of stomach mucosa, with minimal or no inflammatory cell infiltration. Both gastritis and gastropathy may be clinically asymptomatic.

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