Sidney J. Winawer, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Certain diseases of the stomach such as ulcer and carcinoma occur with greater frequency in mucosa containing chronic inflammatory changes. These abnormalities, observed by others and by us in a large number of patients, have been classified as atrophic gastritis when there is cellular infiltrate into the lamina propria accompanied by decreased or absent parietal and chief cells. The atrophic mucosa may also contain degenerating epithelial and glandular cells, increased numbers of lymphoid follicles, and, also, intestinal cells. The degree of intestinalization parallels the severity of the atrophic process and is characterized by the presence of intestinal columnar, goblet, and
Winawer SJ. Morphologic, Secretory, and Cell Proliferation Characteristics of Atrophic Gastric Mucosa.. Ann Intern Med. ;66:1033. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1033_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1033.
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