What are the radiologic signs of acute gastritis?

Updated: Jul 12, 2020
  • Author: Sarah El-Nakeep, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Four radiologic signs of acute gastritis are fairly consistent regardless of the etiology: thick folds, inflammatory nodules, coarse area gastrica, and erosions.

Thick folds are defined by a size larger than 5 mm in caliber. These folds are measured on radiographs with the stomach moderately distended. If thick folds are found in a patient who is symptomatic, H pylori is generally involved.


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