THE ROLE OFHELICOBACTER PYLORI INFECTIONIN GASTRICMUCOSAL ANTRALIZATION ANDMETAPLASIA
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Helicobacter Pylori is a carcinogen; gastric carcinoma involves amultistep processfromchronic gastritis to atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, and dysplasia. The aims ofthis study were to determine the types ofmucosa at different gastric sites inH. pylori-infected and uninfectedpatients, and whether the presence of antral-type mucosa in the incisura, body, and fundus is associatedwith gastric atrophy and intestinalmetaplasia.