Intestinal metaplasia is a condition in which the cells that create the lining of the stomach change into intestinal epithelial cells. It’s considered a precancerous condition.
Patients with mild to moderate atrophy/intestinal metaplasia only in antrum do not need follow-up (evidence level 4, recommendation grade D).
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