Which endoscopic findings suggest acute gastritis indicate?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Endoscopy may reveal a thickened, edematous, nonpliable wall with erosions and reddened gastric folds. The edema can be severe resulting in gastric outlet obstruction. Ulcers and frank bleeding might be present.

The nematodes that cause anisakidosis can be seen on endoscopy.

Endoscopy can be used to help diagnose gastric syphilis and tuberculosis.

A meta-analysis has shown that for individuals who undergo endoscopy for dyspepsia, the most common finding is erosive esophagitis (though prevalence was lower when the Rome criteria were used to define dyspepsia) followed by peptic ulcers. [6]


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