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Unusual gastric lesion in an iron-deficient patient
  1. Kathleen Bryce1,
  2. Mark Hawthorne2,
  3. Iain Ewing1
  1. 1 Gastroenterology, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2 Department of Cellular Pathology, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kathleen Bryce, Gastroenterology, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London E9 6SR, UK; kathleenbryce{at}

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Clinical presentation

A 23-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain and iron-deficiency anaemia. She had recently used a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory for flu-like illness and had been taking oral iron supplementation for the last month.

She was referred for upper GI endoscopy and the endoscopic image is shown in figure 1. The area of abnormality was biopsied, and the histology slide is shown in figure 2.


What is the abnormality shown in the …

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  • Contributors KB drafted the manuscript. MH provided the histology slide and interpretation. IE critically revised the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.