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Gastritis, Lymphocytic

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IMG_1007a stomach body normalWhat Is Lymphocytic Gastritis?

Lymphocytic gastritis is an inflammatory stomach disorder that is characterized by superficial inflammation of the stomach lining (mucosa) that mainly involves the gastric antrum in children.

Lymphocytic gastritis is defined by the recognition of more than 25 intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) per 100 surface epithelial cells lining the stomach wall.

Q: What are intraepithelial lymphocytes?

A: Intraepithelial lymphocytes in lymphocytic gastritis are a unique T-cell population  of white blood cells that are interspersed between epithelial cells in the mucosa.

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