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Are there different types of gastritis?

Gastritis that occurs suddenly is sometimes referred to as acute gastritis. However, when the condition develops slowly and lasts for a long time, it is known as chronic gastritis. Sometimes gastritis can also wear away the stomach lining over time, which leads to bleeding, thinning of the stomach lining, or ulcers of the stomach or small intestine. In these cases, the condition may be referred to as erosive gastritis. If the inflammation of the stomach lining is caused by an autoimmune response, the condition is known as autoimmune gastritis.10886

Author: Lauren Donley
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
Rating: 4.7/5 Votes: 396

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