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Syphilitic gastritis

Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 6 August 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Rare, stomach involved in <1% of cases
● Gastric involvement may occur in secondary and tertiary syphylis

Gross description

● Erosions or ulcers in pyloric region, progressing to shrunken fibrotic stomach resembling linitis plastica

Micro description

● Ulcers, abundant plasma cells, fibrosis
● Variable endarteritis obliterans, poorly formed granulomas (gummas)

Positive stains

● Steiner silver stain identifies spirochetes

End of Stomach > Infections > Syphilitic gastritis

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