Lanthanum deposition in the stomach in the absence of Helicobacter pylori infection

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Abstract

In this case report, we describe two patients who showed a diffusely whitish mucosa in the posterior wall and the lesser curvature of the gastric body. The patients were serologically- and histopathologically-negative for Helicobacter pylori. Random biopsy specimens from the stomach revealed no regenerative changes, intestinal metaplasia, and/or foveolar hyperplasia in either of the patients. Although lanthanum deposition in the gastric mucosa has been reported to occur in close association with H. pylori-associated gastritis, our patients tested negative for H. pylori. These cases suggest that lanthanum deposition presents as whitish lesions in the gastric body in H. pylori-negative patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-806
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Lanthanum carbonate
  • Scanning electron microscopy analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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