Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology
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Year : 1999  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 15-17

Association of gastric lymphoid follicles and Helicobacter pylori infection

1 Department of Histopathology, Central Lab & Blood Bank, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, KSU, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Mohammad Afzal
P.O. Box 60179, Riyadh, 1545
Saudi Arabia
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PMID: 19864754

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Lymphoid tissue is normally absent in the gastric mucosa; however, lymphoid follicles are very frequently noted in Helicobacter-associated gastritis. We reviewed 237 cases of chronic gastritis with lymphoid follicles. Out of this 227 cases (95.8%) were found to have H. pylori infection. The significance of this finding and its possible relationship to primary gastric lymphoma are discussed.

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