Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis: Recognizing Precursor Lesions for Appropriate Patient Evaluation.

@article{Pittman2015AutoimmuneMA,
  title={Autoimmune Metaplastic Atrophic Gastritis: Recognizing Precursor Lesions for Appropriate Patient Evaluation.},
  author={Meredith E. Pittman and Lysandra Voltaggio and Feriyl Bhaijee and Scott A Robertson and Elizabeth Anne Montgomery},
  journal={The American journal of surgical pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={39 12},
  pages={
          1611-20
        }
}
Autoimmune metaplastic atrophic gastritis (AMAG) is a significant risk factor for pernicious anemia and gastric neoplasia. Still, the histologic features of AMAG are frequently overlooked, especially in the early stages of the disease. The purpose of our study, therefore, was to catalogue the progression of histologic changes that precede the development of AMAG in affected individuals. Over a 2-year period (2012 to 2014), the diagnosis of AMAG was rendered on material from 113 patients seen at… CONTINUE READING
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