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who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Someone taking NSAID: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.
Answered on Jan 30, 2015
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