VCOM Research Day Program Book 2023

Medical Student Research Case Reports

19 Collagenous Gastritis & Celiac Disease: A Case Report and Review

Durga A. Kumar, BS, MS; Bakul K. Patel, MD Corresponding author:

Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia Campus Southern Gastroenterology Associates, South Boston

Collagenous gastritis is a rare condition that is only defined pathologically through subepithelial lymphocytic and collagenous band involvement. There are less than 100 cases reported in literature. We report a case of a 58-year-old female presenting with symptoms of burning mouth, nausea, and vomiting. Endoscopic evaluation showed severe chronic gastritis with lymphoplasmacytic cell infiltrates and eosinophilia confirming the diagnosis of collagenous gastritis. In conjunction, celiac disease was also found in this patient. The patient received corticosteroid therapy alongside proton pump inhibitors and a celiac diet with adequate response to treatment. Obtaining biopsies of tissue specimens and understanding the link to celiac disease are critical for the diagnosis of collagenous gastritis for patients with severe gastritis of unknown causes. Patient permission was obtained prior to preparing this case report.


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