Stomach biopsy for Helicobacter pylori
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- Look for Helicobacter pylori-like bacteria in the lumen, as curved, spirochete-like bacteria, generally in the superficial mucus layer and along microvilli of epithelial cells.
- Look for associated inflammation, typically a chronic inflammatory infiltrate with germinal centers (follicular gastritis), and plasma cells in lamina propria.
|Negative/Positive for H. pylori-like organisms on H&E stain.|
- Elliot Weisenberg. Stomach - Infections - Helicobacter pylori. Pathology Outlines. Topic Completed: 1 August 2012. Minor changes: 1 September 2020