Special Forms of Gastritis

  • Saba YasirEmail author


Some unique forms of gastritis and other rare forms of gastric injury can be seen in routine clinical practice. Among these, the most commonly encountered conditions are lymphocytic and collagenous gastritis, and graft versus host disease. These clinical entities as well as other less common conditions such as eosinophilic gastritis, granulomatous gastritis, focally enhanced gastritis, and some hypertrophic gastropathies are discussed in detail. This chapter describes clinical and endoscopic features, as well as key histopathological and immunohistochemical findings of these specific forms of gastritis. Pertinent differential diagnoses are listed along with key differentiating features.


Lymphocytic gastritis Collagenous gastritis GVHD Eosinophilic gastritis Granulomatous gastritis Focally enhanced gastritis Hypertrophic gastropathies Menetrier disease Zollinger-Ellison syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Laboratory Medicine and PathologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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