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  Gastritis: Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease: Merck Manual Professional
Gastritis is classified as erosive or nonerosive based on the severity of mucosal injury.
Acute gastritis is characterized by PMN infiltration of the mucosa of the antrum and body.
Acute and chronic erosive gastritis are diagnosed endoscopically.
www.merck.com /mmpe/sec02/ch013/ch013c.html   (1656 words)

  
 Gastritis - chronic
Chronic gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach that occurs gradually and persisits for a prolonged time.
Chronic gastritis may be caused by prolonged irritation from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, pernicious anemia (an autoimmune disorder), degeneration of the lining of the stomach with age, or chronic bile reflux.
Gastritis caused by pernicious anemia is treated with Vitamin B12.
www.adam.com /democontent/hie/ency/article/000232.htm   (322 words)

  
 Gastritis
Gastritis commonly refers to inflammation of the lining of the stomach, but the term is often used to cover a variety of symptoms resulting from stomach lining inflammation and symptoms of burning or discomfort.
This form of nonerosive gastritis is the result of infection with Helicobacter pylori bacterium, a microorganism whose outer layer is resistant to the normal effects of stomach acid in breaking down bacteria.
Atrophic gastritis is the result of chronic gastritis which is leading to atrophy, or decrease in size and wasting away, of the gastric lining.
www.lifesteps.com /gm/Atoz/ency/gastritis.jsp   (2144 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Gastritis - chronic
Chronic gastritis is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach that occurs gradually and persists for a prolonged time.
Chronic gastritis may be caused by prolonged irritation from the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), infection with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, pernicious anemia (an autoimmune disorder), degeneration of the lining of the stomach from age, or chronic bile reflux.
Gastritis caused by pernicious anemia is treated with vitamin B12.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000232.htm   (391 words)

  
 Gastritis: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Gastritis is a medical term for inflammation inflammation quick summary:
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ga/gastritis.htm   (329 words)

  
 Gastritis - acute Encyclopedia Search - Drug Price Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
Acute gastritis is often associated with a severe, acute illness, or trauma.
Gastritis due to stress is best treated by prevention.
www.drug-price-search.com /encyclopedia/?encyclopedia_name_url=151&level=2   (274 words)

  
 Gastritis
Gastritis is a broad term for inflammation of the stomach lining, also called the gastric mucosa.
Other causes of gastritis include intake of caustic poisons, alcohol, and some medications (such as aspirin or adrenal corticosteroids), as well as physical stress from the flu, major surgery, severe burns, or injuries.
Atrophic gastritis is a form of gastritis found particularly in the elderly, where stomach cells are destroyed, potentially leading to pernicious anemia.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Concern&childId=Gastritis   (2729 words)

  
 Gastritis
Gastritis, an inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach, is not a single disease.
Common to all people with gastritis is pain or discomfort in the upper part of the belly (abdomen), sometimes called dyspepsia.
Gastritis can be a brief and sudden illness (acute gastritis), a longer-lasting condition (chronic gastritis), or a special condition, perhaps as part of another medical illness.
www.emedicinehealth.com /gastritis/article_em.htm   (193 words)

  
 Gastritis: Stomach Inflammation & Vomiting in Dogs
Gastritis describes an inflammation or infection of the stomach.
If a virus or bacteria is involved, the gastritis may eventually progress to the intestines and cause diarrhea.
Infectious canine parvovirus is a classic example of a viral infection, which occasionally begins as gastritis.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1571&articleid=438   (384 words)

  
 Gastritis
pylori gastritis is caused by infection from the H.
Patients with erosive gastritis may also show no symptoms.
Once torrential bleeding occurs in acute stress gastritis, mortality is as high as greater than 60%.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/gastritis.jsp   (2114 words)

  
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Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation or erosion of the lining of the stomach.
Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress or the use of certain medications such as aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs.
If gastritis is left untreated, it can lead to a severe loss in blood, or in some cases increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.
www.webmd.com /digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-gastritis   (526 words)

  
 eMedicine - Gastritis and Peptic Ulcer Disease : Article by Philip Shayne, MD
Background: Gastritis includes a myriad of disorders that involve inflammatory changes in the gastric mucosa, including erosive gastritis caused by a noxious irritant, reflux gastritis from exposure to bile and pancreatic fluids, hemorrhagic gastritis, infectious gastritis, and gastric mucosal atrophy.
Presentations of gastritis and PUD usually are indistinguishable in the ED, and thus the ED management is generally the same.
Peek RM, Blaser MJ: Pathophysiology of Helicobacter pylori-induced gastritis and peptic ulcer disease.
www.emedicine.com /EMERG/topic820.htm   (2748 words)

  
 Gastritis Information for Gastritis Management
Gastritis is a mild irritation, inflammation, or infection of the stomach lining.
Severe atrophic gastritis may be accompanied with anemia and pathologic leanness.
There are other but rarer types of gastritis such as eosinophilic, phlegmonous (a severe bacterial infection) and granulomatous gastritis.
www.crohns.net /Miva/education/gastritis.shtml   (497 words)

  
 Gastritis - MayoClinic.com
Gastritis is a term used to describe a group of conditions characterized by inflammation of the lining of your stomach.
Gastritis may occur suddenly (acute gastritis), or it can occur slowly over time (chronic gastritis).
In spite of the many conditions associated with gastritis, the signs and symptoms of the disease are very similar: a burning pain in your upper abdomen and, occasionally, bloating, belching, nausea or vomiting.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/gastritis/DS00488   (231 words)

  
 Gastritis
Gastritis is not a single disease, but several different conditions that all have inflammation of the stomach lining.
Gastritis can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or infection with bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori (H.
If your gastritis is caused by an infection, that problem may be treated as well.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/gastritis/index.htm   (615 words)

  
 Gastritis
Common causes of gastritis are drinking alcohol, smoking, overeating, and eating spicy foods.
The condition may also be caused by pain medicines, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
Gastritis can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, burping, a bad taste in your mouth, weakness, fever, stomach bloating, and chest pain.
www.healthsquare.com /mc/fgmc0506.htm   (444 words)

  
 AllRefer Health - Acute Gastritis (Acute Gastritis)
Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
Acute gastritis is often associated with a severe, acute illness, or trauma.
The risk factors include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use (NSAIDs), recent heavy alcohol use, and physiological stress such major surgery, head trauma, renal failure, liver failure, or respiratory failure.
health.allrefer.com /health/gastritis-acute-info.html   (295 words)

  
 Gastritis
Gastritis National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
DISCLAIMER: NOAH is an information guide only and cannot answer personal health-related or research questions.
All medical information needs to be carefully reviewed with your health care provider.
www.noah-health.org /en/stomach/conditions/gastritis.html   (91 words)

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