Member area login
You don't have or don't remember the password!
Click Here
Maria Stella Graziani

Deputy Director
Martina Zaninotto

Associate Editors
Ferruccio Ceriotti
Davide Giavarina
Bruna Lo Sasso
Giampaolo Merlini
Martina Montagnana
Andrea Mosca
Paola Pezzati
Rossella Tomaiuolo
Matteo Vidali

EIC Assistant
Francesco Busardò

International Advisory Board Khosrow Adeli Canada
Sergio Bernardini Italy
Marcello Ciaccio Italy
Eleftherios Diamandis Canada
Philippe Gillery France
Kjell Grankvist Sweden
Hans Jacobs The Netherlands
Eric Kilpatrick UK
Magdalena Krintus Poland
Giuseppe Lippi Italy
Mario Plebani Italy
Sverre Sandberg Norway
Ana-Maria Simundic Croatia
Tommaso Trenti Italy
Cas Weykamp The Netherlands
Maria Willrich USA
Paul Yip Canada

Biomedia srl
Via L. Temolo 4, 20126 Milano

Responsible Editor
Giuseppe Agosta

Editorial Secretary
Chiara Riva
Biomedia srl
Via L. Temolo 4, 20126 Milano
Tel. 0245498282


ISSN print: 0393 – 0564
ISSN digital: 0392- 7091

BC: Articoli scritti da F. Di Mario

Identificazione casuale di atrofia gastrica severa con macrocitosi complicata da sindrome coronarica acuta
Casual identification of severe gastric atrophy with macrocytosis complicated by acute coronary syndrome
<p>Chronic atrophic gastritis (CAG) and gastric cancer are leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Serum&nbsp;pepsinogens have been used as biomarkers of gastric mucosa status, including gastric inflammation, so that they&nbsp;might be useful for detection of gastric atrophy or gastric neoplasm at an early stage. Serum pepsinogen 1 and&nbsp;pepsinogen 2 concentrations are known to increase in the presence of <em>Helicobacter pylori</em>-related non-atrophic chronic&nbsp;gastritis, and the eradication of this pathogen is associated with a significant decrease in their values. We describe here&nbsp;the case of an asymptomatic 60 years old man, with a casual serological diagnosis of severe gastric atrophy,&nbsp;macrocytosis and severe complications, culminating in an acute coronary syndrome. This case report raises some&nbsp;important considerations, such as the fact that CAG could not be correctly and early diagnosed and that it may be&nbsp;misleadingly regarded as a rare condition, whereas its prevalence is conversely largely underestimated. This may lead&nbsp;to severe complications that may include gastric malabsorption and vitamin B<sub>12</sub> deficiency, along with gastrointestinal,&nbsp;neurologic, psychiatric, cardiovascular, cerebral and peripheral vascular disorders.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 39(1) 068-072
Casi clinici - Case report