acute gastritis


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Related to acute gastritis: Acute gastroenteritis
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Noun1.acute gastritis - gastritis caused by ingesting an irritant (as too much aspirin)acute gastritis - gastritis caused by ingesting an irritant (as too much aspirin)
gastritis - inflammation of the lining of the stomach; nausea and loss of appetite and discomfort after eating
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Acute gastritis can be broken down into 2 categories: erosive (caused by NSAIDs, alcohol, radiation, ischemia, stress) and nonerosive (generally caused by Helicobacter pylori).
3), (4) In 1983, Marshall and Warren first published their observation of a curved, gram-negative bacillus on the gastric epithelium in the setting of acute gastritis.
Acute gastritis is an acute mucosal inflammatory process, usually of transient nature, while chronic gastritis refers to chronic inflammatory changes which may eventually lead to mucosal atrophy and epithelial metaplasia.

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