Acute Gastritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is acute gastritis?

What are the symptoms of acute gastritis?

How is acute gastritis diagnosed?

What is the incidence of acute gastritis?

What causes acute gastritis?

What is the pathophysiology of acute erosive gastritis?

What is the pathophysiology of acute bacterial gastritis?

What is the pathophysiology of reactive gastropathy?

What is the prevalence of Helicobacter heilmannii in acute gastritis?

What are rare causes of gastritis?

What is phlegmonous gastritis?

Which organisms cause viral gastritis?

Which organisms cause fungal gastritis?

How is parasitic gastritis transmitted?

What is the pathophysiology of ulcero-hemorrhagic gastritis?

What is the association between gastritis and inflammatory bowel disease?

Which disorders are associated with eosinophilic gastritis?

What is the etiology of acute gastritis?

What are the prevalence of acute gastritis?

What is the prognosis of acute gastritis?

What is the mortality or morbidity in acute gastritis?

What are possible complications of acute gastritis?

What information about acute gastritis should patients be given?

Presentation

What are the symptoms of acute gastritis?

What should be the focus of clinical history for acute gastritis?

Which physical findings are suggestive acute gastritis?

DDX

What should be considered in the differential diagnosis of suspected gastritis?

What are the differential diagnoses for Acute Gastritis?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of acute gastritis?

What are the radiologic signs of acute gastritis?

What is the significance of a radiographic finding of nodularity in the workup of acute gastritis?

Which imaging findings are indicate of acute gastritis?

Which lab tests are used to identify H pylori in the workup of acute gastritis?

What is the role of endoscopy in the workup of acute gastritis?

What other conditions may be diagnosed in an endoscopic evaluation for acute gastritis?

Which endoscopic findings suggest acute gastritis indicate?

What is the role of histologic exam in the workup of acute gastritis?

Which histologic features help determine etiology of acute gastritis?

Treatment

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of acute gastritis?

When should medical therapy be administered for acute gastritis?

What are the treatment options for acute gastritis?

How is acute gastritis treated?

What long-term monitoring is needed following treatment for acute gastritis?

Medications

What is the basis of treatment selection for acute gastritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antidiarrheal agents are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

Which medications in the drug class Proton pump inhibitors are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

Which medications in the drug class H2 blockers are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

Which medications in the drug class Antacids are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?