Measles gastritis

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 29 November 2016, last major update August 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

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Cite this page: Measles gastritis. website. Accessed November 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Associated with upper GI bleeding
  • Endoscopy: Erosive gastritis or ulcers with heaped, nodular edges
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Severe gastritis, dense plasmacytic infiltration, variable neutrophils and lymphocytes
  • Large, bizarre inclusion bodies and clusters of multinucleated giant cells in surface epithelium and lamina propria
  • Vasculitis without proliferative stages