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What does MALT stand for?

MALT stands for Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's)


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Helicobacter pylori is the most common cause of chronic gastritis and peptic ulcer disease and a risk factor for gastric adenocarcinoma and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma.
During progression of gastritis over the years, the gastric mucosa undergoes a sequence of changes that may lead to glandular atrophy, intestinal metaplasia, increased risk of gastric dysplasia and carcinoma,6-9 and mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma,10,11 reported as extranodal, marginal zone, B-cell lymphoma in the World Health Organization classification.
The differential diagnosis for this entity in the gastrointestinal tract includes other low-grade lymphomas, especially mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, which is characterized by a diffuse lymphoid infiltrate composed of centrocyte-like cells, monocytoid B cells, and small lymphocytes.