Infectious disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract (excluding Helicobacter pylori)

Nicole C. Panarelli, Laura W. Lamps

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Abstract

The upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the oesophagus, stomach and small intestine, is host to numerous microorganisms. Some reflect gastrointestinal involvement by systemic disease, but others are primary digestive disorders that first present at GI sites. This review focuses on the most common infectious disorders of the upper GI tract encountered in general surgical pathology practice, including viral, bacterial, fungal and parasitic organisms. Clinical and histological features are discussed, as well as useful ancillary diagnostic techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)556-565
Number of pages10
JournalDiagnostic Histopathology
Volume26
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • PCR
  • bacteria
  • chain reaction
  • culture
  • fungus
  • infection
  • molecular microbiology
  • parasite
  • polymerase
  • virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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