last updated 22-10-2021

Peptic ulcer

Peptic ulcer

In this picture, the common causative factors for peptic ulceration are shown. They include the gastrointestinal pathogen Helicobacter pylori medium; background-color: #e4eaff;"> (1), too much gastric acid (2), too much pepsin (3), and a breakdown of the protective mucus (4). Peptic ulcer erosions typically extend deeper into the muscularis mucosa than is portrayed. Other causes of peptic ulcers include the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (5), stress-related damage (6), radiation (7), and chemotherapy (5).

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