Correlation Between the Grade of Activity of Type B Gastritis and Synthesis of Glycoproteins

  • K. Baczako
  • A. Stanescu
  • P. Fabritius
  • P. Malfertheiner


The histological pattern of gastritis is characterized by the degree of inflammatory cellular infiltration of the mucosa, the grade of activity, and the change of mucosal architecture, such as atrophy and intestinal metaplasia [1–4]. The actual activity of inflammation is indicated by the grade of tissue invasion by polymorphonuclear leukocytes. While the histological changes of gastritis are well defined, our knowledge of the functional importance of the mucosal inflammatory process is still inadequate. The mucus production of the gastric epithelium seems to be a suitable indicator of physiological or pathological mucosal activity and of the active defensive barrier function [5–8].


Chronic Gastritis Mucus Production Activity Grade Inflammatory Cellular Infiltration Mucosal Biopsy Specimen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Baczako
    • 2
    • 1
  • A. Stanescu
    • 2
  • P. Fabritius
    • 2
  • P. Malfertheiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Pathologisches InstitutUlmGermany
  2. 2.Dept. of Internal MedicineUniversity of UlmUlmGermany

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