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Stomach - Gastritis

Stomach - Gastritis

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 The Stomach
 
What is Gastritis?
An inflammation, irritation or erosionof the stomach lining. Can be of acute or a chronic complaint.
Acute gastritis often due to chemicalinjury (alcohol/drugs)
Chronic gastritis: H. Pylori infection,chemical, autoimmune.
 
What Causes Gastritis?
Bile reflux Drugs
NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen
Cocaine
Iron
Colchicine, when at toxic levels, as in patients withfailing renal or hepatic function
Kayexalate
Chemotherapeutic agents, such as mitomycin C, 5-fluoro-2-deoxyuridine, and floxuridine
Potent alcoholic beverages, such as whisky, vodka,and gin
Bacterial infections
H pylori
(most frequent)
H heilmanii
(rare)
Streptococci (rare)
Viral infections (eg, CMV)

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