ask: What is the pathophysiology of Chronic Gastritis?

By jaysonespejo July 24, 2010 - 8:14pm
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Alison Beaver

Hi jaysonespejo,
Are you just wanting the definition, or do you have symptoms that and additional questions that you are needing help with?

Chronic gastritis that is caused by disease ("pathophysiology") can include:

* Drugs (such as aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications [NSAIDs], as well as steroid drugs)
* Alcohol
* Smoking
* Severe illness, which can occur from:
o Surgery
o Burns
o Liver or kidney disease
o Shock
o Respiratory failure
o Head injury
o Sepsis
* Viral infection (for example, herpes or cytomegalovirus )
* Bacterial infection, such as Helicobacter pylori
* Fungal infection
* Injury to the blood vessels that bring blood to the stomach
* Excess production of stomach acid
* Reflux of bile into the stomach, especially after surgery of the bile system
* Crohn's disease
* Atrophy of the lining of the stomach (atrophic gastritis), usually associated with older age
* Pernicious anemia (causes autoimmune gastritis)
* Syphilis
* Sarcoidosis
* Radiation treatment
* Swallowing caustic substances

If you are interested in reading more about chronic gastritis, you can view this information: EmpowHER: Gastritis/

Please let us know if you have any additional question!

July 25, 2010 - 6:40am
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