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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2014;14(2):108-112.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2014.14.2.108    Published online June 10, 2014.
Staging Gastritis Based on Endoscopic Atrophic Border Backed by Operative Link for Gastritis Assessment System in 158 Health Checkup Subjects: Single Center Study
Byung Chul Kim, Jeong Kuk Lee, Hyung Seob Choi, Ju Hee Seo, Soon Jung Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, Good Samjung Hospital, Ulsan, Korea. orion828@naver.com
Newer operative link for gastritis assessment (OLGA) system tried to stage gastritis in view of gastric cancer (GC) risk and endoscopic atrophic border (EAB) was well correlated with OLGA. We described the gastritis on the base of EAB during endoscopic sessions and classified them into high or low stage gastritis as suggested by Quach et al. and analyzed them. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 158 subjects who visit our health promotion center were graded on the base of EAB by conventional endoscopy and reallocated according to ages. Linear-by-linear association was performed to identify the differences of gastritis among age-groups. RESULTS: In our study 31% of patients had atrophic gastritis (AG) over AG closed type 3~open type 1 compatible with OLGA stages III/IV (high stage gastritis). High and low stage gastritis showed significantly different distribution at each age group. The proportion of endoscopically diagnosed high stage gastritis increased in proportion to age. Contrast to Quach et al. our study showed prevalence of high stage gastritis under 40s, even in 20s or 30s (P=0.002). CONCLUSIONS: OLGA based EAB is easy and useful in GC risk stratification. In our study unlike the previous study of Quach et al., high stage gastritis was found in younger age groups. We should and could make an effort to prevent GC in even younger age groups with the aid of EAB. Additionally we could get organized and communicable stratified data about GC risk.
Key Words: Gastritis; Atrophy

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