Korean J Helicobacter Up Gastrointest Res.  2017 Jun;17(2):98-102. 10.7704/kjhugr.2017.17.2.98.

Russell Body Gastritis Disappeared after Helicobacter pylori Eradication

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea. doc0224@pusan.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Bong Seng Memorial Hospital, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

A rare gastric mucosal lesion characterized by Russell body-containing plasma cell infiltration is termed as Russell body gastritis. This lesion is highly suggested to be correlated with Helicobacter pylori-induced chronic gastritis, and often misdiagnosed as mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, signet ring cell carcinoma, plasmacytoma, or xanthoma. However, Russell body gastritis is easily discriminated by its polyclonal immunoreaction to immunoglobulin light chains contrary to monoclonal immunoreaction of neoplastic disease. We report here a case of Russell body gastritis associated with H. pylori infection, which disappeared after H. pylori eradication.

Keyword

Gastritis; Helicobacter pylori; Russell body; Stomach
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