The antrum lamina propria is expanded by plasma cells and lymphocytes,with glandular drop-out.
The gastric body can be heavily infiltrated by a dense lymphoplasmocytic infiltrate.
The antral mucous neck cells tend to be the areas where the neutrophils are most interested.
Goblet cells are seen in a scattered distribution in longer standing chronic gastritis resulting in
The presence of germinal centers is a helpful clue for Helicobacter pylori infection.
Sometimes a marked gastritis in the antrum results in the appearance of surface villi.
Giemsa stain helps hightlight numerous Helicobacter organisms are seen within the mucous overlying the foveolar epithelum
The organisms have a squiggly appearance but unfortunately do not photograph well for this feature!
An immunostain for H. pylori is also particularly useful for demonstrating the organisms.