Anemia revealing a collagenous gastritis in a young Tunisian man

  • Imen Akkari
  • Karim Skandrani
  • Atef Ben Abdelkader
  • Soumaya Mrabet
  • Elhem Ben Jazia
Keywords: Gastritis, collagen diseases, endoscopy, anemia, iron deficiency

Abstract

Collagenous gastritis is a rare entity, characterized by the deposition of a subepithelial collagenous band with an inflammatory infiltrate in the mucosa. We report the first Tunisian case revealed by severe anemia. Lesions were limited to the stomach and remained unchanged on 3 series biopsies during a 24 month follow up despite treatment with corticosteroids. The cause of the disease remains unknown; our findings suggest that lesions of collagenous gastritis may result from a local immune process.

Keywords: Gastritis, collagen diseases, endoscopy, anemia, iron deficiency

Author Biographies

Imen Akkari
Gastroenterology Department, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Karim Skandrani
Gastroenterology Department, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Atef Ben Abdelkader
Anatomopathology Department, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Soumaya Mrabet
Gastroenterology Department, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Elhem Ben Jazia
Gastroenterology Department, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
Published
2019-02-18
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1937-8688