Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology
Ethnic Distribution of Atrophic Autoimmune Gastritis in the United States
Autoimmune Atrophic Gastritis (AIG) has classically been associated with “elderly women of Northern European ancestry.” (Friedlander, Am. J. Med. Sci,1934)
Several epidemiologic studies have shown equal prevalence in various ethnic groups in the US. (Carmel et al, N. Engl. J. Med. 1978;Arch. Intern. Med. 1987; Arch. Intern. Med. 1996)
A series from Johns Hopkins suggested a similar prevalence in U.S. Caucasians, African-Americans, and Asians, and a two-fold prevalence in Hispanic patients (Park et al., Am J Surg Pathol, 2010)
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