Which histologic findings are characteristic of pediatric Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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  • Histologic findings include a superficial infiltrate with substantial numbers of plasma cells and lymphocytes within the gastric mucosa and organisms visible on Giemsa, Diff-Quick, or hematoxylin and eosin staining. Sensitive staining for small numbers of bacteria is possible using silver stains such as Genta or Warthin-Starry.

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