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Gastropathy

injury to the gastric mucosa associated with epithelial cell damage + regeneration

little or no accompanying inflammation

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Gastritis

inflammation of the gastric mucosa

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How does use of aspirin or NSAIDs --> mucosal damage

they deplete mucosal prostaglandins by inhibiting the cyclo-oxygenase pathway

4

Treatment for gastropathy

PPI with removal of the offending cause if possible

5

Most common cause of gastritis?

H. pylori infection


(others: AI gastritis, viruses + duodenogastric reflux)

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Diagnosis of gastritis?

histologically, incidental finding from endoscopy biopsy

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Acute inflammation (in gastritis)

associated with neutrophilic infiltration

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Chronic inflammation (in gastritis)

characterised by mononuclear cells

(mainly lymphocytes, plasma cells and macrophages)

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Tx gastritis

no specific treatment, although eradication treatment for H. pylori is given