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Trop Gastroenterol. 1997 Jan-Mar;18(1):22-3.

Histological spectrum of lymphoid follicles and aggregates in Helicobacter pylori gastritis.

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BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Bombay.

Abstract

Seventy three patients of non ulcer dyspepsia underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with biopsy from antrum and body of stomach. The tissue was stained with hematoxylin eosin and warthin starry stain. The severity of gastritis was correlated with the presence of Helicobacter pylori and lymphoid follicles and aggregates. The incidence of chronic atrophic gastritis and Helicobacter pylori were found to be 97% and 64.1% respectively. Lymphoid follicles and aggregates were seen in 32.9% of chronic atrophic gastritis. Severity of gastritis with activity correlates with Helicobacter pylori colonisation and the presence of lymphoid follicles and aggregates. We have found that there is no difference between presence of lymphoid follicles and aggregates in Helicobacter pylori positive and negative gastritis. The development of lymphoid follicles probably represents an immune response to the colonisation of gastric mucosa by Helicobacter pylori.

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