In this study we have performed a quantitative analysis of antral gastrin cells in 9 uraemic patients under dialytic treatment compared to a group of 10 chronic gastritis patients with a similar histological degree of gastritis. Immunocytochemistry was carried out on endoscopic biopsies of both groups. Using a computerised image analysing system we showed a significant increase of G-cell density (number of cells/mm2) in uraemic patients compared to non-uraemics (p less than 0.001). These findings provide a further morphological basis for the elevation of gastrin levels in chronic uraemic patients, suggesting the existence of a specific factor inducing G-cell proliferation in these patients.

Hyperplasia of antral G cells in uraemic patients

CARLEI, Francesco;
1984-01-01

Abstract

In this study we have performed a quantitative analysis of antral gastrin cells in 9 uraemic patients under dialytic treatment compared to a group of 10 chronic gastritis patients with a similar histological degree of gastritis. Immunocytochemistry was carried out on endoscopic biopsies of both groups. Using a computerised image analysing system we showed a significant increase of G-cell density (number of cells/mm2) in uraemic patients compared to non-uraemics (p less than 0.001). These findings provide a further morphological basis for the elevation of gastrin levels in chronic uraemic patients, suggesting the existence of a specific factor inducing G-cell proliferation in these patients.
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