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What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Many causes of ulcer

A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining.
H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer.

In brief: Many causes of ulcer

A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining.
H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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