Is dysplasia reversible or irreversible?
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Similarly one may ask, is metaplasia reversible or irreversible?
Metaplasia is defined as a potentially reversible change from a fully differentiated cell type to another, which implies adaptation to environmental stimuli, and that embryological commitments can be reversed or erased under certain circumstances.
Similarly, is dysplasia worse than metaplasia? Metaplasia (Greek: "change in form") is the reversible replacement of one differentiated cell type with another mature differentiated cell type. Metaplasia is not synonymous with dysplasia and is not directly considered carcinogenic.
Beside this, is atrophic gastritis reversible?
No consensus from different studies exists regarding the reversibility of atrophic gastritis; however, removal of H pylori from the already atrophic stomach may block further progression of the disease. Until recently, specific recommendations for H pylori eradication were limited to peptic ulcer disease.
Can metaplasia be cured?
The first step in the treatment of intestinal metaplasia is using endoscopy to diagnose and biopsy the gastric lining. After confirming a diagnosis of intestinal metaplasia, the doctor can begin treatment. Currently, the most effective treatment is to remove the H. pylori infection completely.