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Collagenous gastritis


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Overview

Collagenous gastritis (CG) is a rare condition that primarily affects the digestive system. People with CG have increased buildup of collagen in the subepithelial layer of the stomach.[1][2] This condition typically affects children and young adults up to 22 years, or older adults over 35 years of age. Features in affected people appear to vary depending on the age group. Signs and symptoms in children and young adults often begin with anemia and abdominal pain, whereas older adults often have loose stools associated with collagenous colitis, celiac disease or both.[1] The cause of the condition is unknown.[1] There is currently no effective treatment.[2]
Last updated: 4/28/2015

References

  1. Brain O, Rajaguru C, Warren B, Booth J, Travis S. Collagenous gastritis: reports and systematic review. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. December 2009; 21(12):1419-1424.
  2. Kori M, Cohen S, Levine A, Givony S, Sokolovskaia-Ziv N, Melzer E, Granot E. Collagenous gastritis: a rare cause of abdominal pain and iron-deficiency anemia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. November 2007; 45(5):603-606.
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