Acute Gastritis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 12, 2020
  • Author: Sarah El-Nakeep, 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 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?

What is the role of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in acute gastritis?

Which organisms cause fungal gastritis?

What is the role of cancer immunotherapy in the pathophysiology of acute gastritis?

What is the etiology of acute gastritis?

What are the incidence and prevalence of acute gastritis?

What is the prognosis of acute gastritis?

What are the morbidity and mortality 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?

Which physical findings are suggestive acute gastritis?

What should be the focus of clinical history for 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?

What are the nonendoscopy-based tests used to identify H pylori in the workup of acute gastritis?

What are the endoscopy-based tests used to identify H pylori in the workup of acute gastritis?

What are the ASGE indications for endoscopic evaluation for patients with suspected acute gastritis?

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

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

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

Which histologic features help determine etiology of acute gastritis?

Treatment

What are the approach considerations 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?

How is parasitic gastritis transmitted?

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 Antitubercular 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?

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

Which medications in the drug class H pylori Agents are used in the treatment of Acute Gastritis?

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

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