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How to Interpret Biopsies for “Gastritis”

El-Zimaity, Hala MD

doi: 10.1097/PCR.0b013e318188b456

The majority of problems in interpreting gastritis remain Helicobacter related but their nature has changed. Key points to remember in interpreting gastric biopsies are as follows:

From the Department of Pathology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, and The Department of Medicine, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Reprints: Hala El-Zimaity, M.D., McMaster University Medical Center, Anatomical Pathology, RM 2N31, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5 Canada. E-mail:

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