n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Gastritis and gastropathy : more than meets the eye : main article
|Article Title||Gastritis and gastropathy : more than meets the eye : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Ampath Pathology Laboratories|
|Publication Date||Feb 2012|
|Pages||61 - 66|
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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