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Is intestinal metaplasia of the stomach reversible?
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    Atrophic gastritis: pathology and endoscopy in the reversibility assessment
    • Massimo Rugge, Professor of Pathology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Mauro Cassaro, Gioacchino Leandro, Gianmaria Pennelli, Francesco Di Mario, Fabio Farinati.

    Dear Editor

    We read the manuscript published by MM Walker [1] with interest. We agree that histology remains the most suitable test for both detecting and assessing reversion of atrophic gastritis. Such a view elicits two basic questions, however, i.e.
    (a) how consistent are pathologists in recognizing gastric atrophy? and
    (b) in Walker’s words, “where to biopsy?” and, we might add,...

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