How is Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) infection staged?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

There is no staging system for H pylori infection, but the following steps in the disease process are well described:

  • Chronic gastritis

  • Atrophic gastritis

  • Intestinal metaplasia: May evolve into dysplasia

  • Gastric adenocarcinoma: Consider ultrasonography and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in patients with gastric MALTomas (mucosa-associated lymphatic tissue lymphomas) for more precise staging of the disease


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