Chronic gastritis: a clinico-pathological classification

Am J Gastroenterol. 1988 May;83(5):504-9.


Based on known histopathologic features, as well as clinical and etiopathogenic information, a classification of chronic gastritis is proposed. The following types are described: superficial gastritis, diffuse antral gastritis, postgastrectomy (reflux) gastritis, diffuse corporal atrophic gastritis, and multifocal atrophic gastritis. The histopathologic features are illustrated, and the main clinical features are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anemia, Pernicious / complications
  • Chronic Disease
  • Gastric Mucosa / pathology
  • Gastritis / classification
  • Gastritis / etiology
  • Gastritis / pathology*
  • Gastritis, Atrophic / pathology
  • Humans
  • Postgastrectomy Syndromes / pathology
  • Pyloric Antrum / pathology