Chronic diffuse varioliform gastritis in a child: Total gastrectomy for acute massive bleeding

I. Vinograd, E. Granot, N. Ron, B. Klin, T. Tauber, M. Segal

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Abstract

Chronic diffuse varioliform gastritis is an uncommon, subacute, inflammatory gastric musocal disease characterized by swollen congested rugae and disseminated mucosal erosions. The entity is exceptionally rare in children. The spectrum of reported symptoms is broad; frank hematemesis has never been reported in childhood. We present a child in whom the disease had a remarkably unusual clinical course. Because many caretakers were unaware of the existence of the disease in children, the patient had numerous hospitalizations and surgical procedures, until massive gastric bleeding resulted in unavoidable emergency total gastrectomy. Microscopical examination and immunofluorescent staining of the gastric mucosa confirmed the diagnosis of chronic diffuse varioliform gastritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-44
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1993

Keywords

  • Chronic gastritis
  • Gastric bleeding
  • Varioliform gastritis

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