Clinical Practice Guideline for Gastritis in Korea

Seung Joo Kang, Jae Gyu Kim, Hee Seok Moon, Myeong Cherl Kook, Jong Yeul Lee, Chang Seok Bang, Chung Hyun Tae, Eun Jeong Gong, Su Youn Nam, Hyun Jung Kim

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Gastritis is a disease characterized by inflammation of the gastric mucosa. It is very common and has various classification systems such as the updated Sydney system. As there is a lot of evidence that Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with the development of gastric cancer and that gastric cancer can be prevented by eradication, H. pylori gastritis has been emphasized recently. The incidence rate of gastric cancer in Korea is the highest in the world, and due to the spread of screening endoscopy, atrophic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia are commonly diagnosed in the general population. However, there have been no clinical guidelines developed in Korea for these lesions. Therefore, this clinical guideline has been developed by the Korean College of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research for important topics that are frequently encountered in clinical situations related to gastritis. Evidence-based guidelines were developed through systematic review and de novo processes, and eight recommendations were made for eight key questions.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere115
JournalJournal of Korean Medical Science
Issue number13
StatePublished - 2023

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  • Atrophy
  • Gastritis
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Intestinal Metaplasia


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