What other conditions may be diagnosed in an endoscopic evaluation for acute gastritis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Mycobacterium tuberculosis may be diagnosed when acid-fast stain detects the bacilli in a biopsy specimen.

Syphilis may be diagnosed when the organism is found in the gastric mucosa. Endoscopic biopsy, silver impregnation, and fluorescent antibody techniques also can be used.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!