The updated Sydney system: classification and grading of gastritis as the basis of diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Stolte2001TheUS,
  title={The updated Sydney system: classification and grading of gastritis as the basis of diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Manfred Stolte and Alexander Meining},
  journal={Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 9},
  pages={591-8}
}
In recent years, the importance of the histological diagnosis of gastritis on the basis of routinely obtained antral and corpus biopsies has increased enormously, which is owed not least of all to the discovery of Helicobacter pylori. The introduction of the Sydney system made it possible, for the first time, to grade histological parameters, identify topographical distribution and, finally, make a statement about the etiopathogenesis of the gastritis. Of pathogenetic importance is, in the… CONTINUE READING