Stomach biopsy for Helicobacter pylori
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- Helicobacter pylori-like bacteria in the lumen, as curved, spirochete-like bacteria, generally in the superficial mucus layer and along microvilli of epithelial cells.
- Associated inflammation, typically a chronic inflammatory infiltrate with germinal centers (follicular gastritis), and plasma cells in lamina propria.[notes 1] There should be at least 3 plasma cells facing each other to make a diagnosis of chronic gastritis.
Chronic gastritis without H. pylori-like organisms should be described as non-specific:
|Mild chronic gastritis, which is non-specific.|
Negative for H. pylori-like organisms on H&E stain.
- Plasma cells and lymphocytes are normally found in the lamina propria of the small and large intestine, but is abnormal in the stomach.
- Elliot Weisenberg. Stomach - Infections - Helicobacter pylori. Pathology Outlines. Topic Completed: 1 August 2012. Minor changes: 1 September 2020