Message in a bottle: Decoding medication injury patterns in the gastrointestinal tract

Lysandra Voltaggio, Dora Lam-Himlin, Berkeley N. Limketkai, Aatur D. Singhi, Christina A. Arnold

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Abstract

Medication injury in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is a rapidly evolving topic. Increasing endoscopy together with an ageing population, polypharmacy, and a burgeoning drug industry offer heightened opportunities to observe the unintended side effects of therapeutic ingestants. In this review, we emphasise the most commonly encountered medication injuries involving the GIT, as well as emerging agents and mimics. While topics are organised by organ system, the reader should keep in mind that injury patterns are generally not site-specific. As such, awareness of these major morphologic patterns can be translated to multiple tissue sites to more broadly facilitate the diagnostic process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)903-912
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of clinical pathology
Volume67
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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    Voltaggio, L., Lam-Himlin, D., Limketkai, B. N., Singhi, A. D., & Arnold, C. A. (2014). Message in a bottle: Decoding medication injury patterns in the gastrointestinal tract. Journal of clinical pathology, 67(10), 903-912. https://doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202511