Pathology of non-infective gastritis

Histopathology. 2007 Jan;50(1):15-29. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2559.2006.02553.x.


The discovery of Helicobacter pylori and its intimate role in the development of the most common form of chronic gastritis has elicited a much-needed interest in non-neoplastic gastric pathology. This has been paralleled by an increase in upper endoscopic examinations, which allow recognition of novel patterns and distribution of mucosal injury. Numerous attempts at classification have been made, most based on the acuteness or chronicity of gastric mucosal injury. In this review, we will not offer a new classification but present a detailed description of the major clinicopathological entities, based either on the salient morphological features or the underlying aetiologies, i.e. iatrogenic, autoimmune, vascular or idiopathic.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Gastric Mucosa / pathology*
  • Gastritis / etiology
  • Gastritis / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Stomach / blood supply
  • Stomach / pathology