Categorized: Abstracts & Presentations, Gastroenterology
Gastric Polyps: Shifting Paradigms in the Twilight of Helicobacter
H. pylori infection is declining in the industrialized world and emerging economies. Simultaneously, as the world population moves to a “Western” diet, obesity and gastroesophageal reflux disease are on the rise, and the use of acid-suppressing drugs, particularly proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) is becoming widespread.
In parallel with these changes, a major shift is occurring in gastric pathology. Multifocal atrophic gastritis, once common, is now rare; reactive gastropathy is the new normal; autoimmune gastritis, previously believed to be unusual, now represents an increasing proportion of the atrophic gastritides seen in practice.
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