Stomach biopsy for Helicobacter pylori

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Author: Mikael Häggström [note 1]

Microscopic evaluation

Dozens of the curved bacteria fill the lumen of a gastric foveola.

Look for:

  • Look for Helicobacter pylori-like bacteria in the lumen.
  • Look for associated inflammation, typically a chronic inflammatory infiltrate with germinal centers (follicular gastritis), and plasma cells in lamina propria.[1]

Example report

Negative/Positive for H. pylori-like organisms on H&E stain.


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Main page


  1. Elliot Weisenberg. Stomach - Infections - Helicobacter pylori. Pathology Outlines. Topic Completed: 1 August 2012. Minor changes: 1 September 2020

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