Helicobacter pylori, gastric MALT and B-cell clonality.

Abstract

MALT, or mucosa associated lymphoid tissue, is normally not present in gastric tissue. Its presence is often associated with persistent antigenic stimulation. MALT is a precursor of gastric MALT lymphoma, a low-grade lymphoma whose incidence recently appears to have increased. Although much epidemiologic and clinical evidence has linked both MALT and MALT… (More)

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