What are the histologic findings characteristic of lymphocytic gastritis?

Updated: Jun 07, 2019
  • Author: Akiva J Marcus, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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In lymphocytic gastritis, the lamina propria and pit epithelium are infiltrated by large numbers of small mature T lymphocytes. Abundant T lymphocytes typically permeate the surface epithelium. A diagnosis can be rendered when 30 or more lymphocytes are observed per 100 consecutive epithelial cells, and performing the counts in biopsies from the gastric corpus is recommended.


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