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A 43-year-old male asked:

biopsy at the gej, has gastric type mucosa with chronic inflammation with no squamous mucosa. could inflammation be tied to mild reactive gastropathy?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes : That would be a sign of reactive gastropathy.

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