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What is Peptic Ulcer?

What is Peptic Ulcer?

A peptic ulcer is a hole in the lining of the stomach or the duodenum of the small intestine. There are two types of peptic ulcers. They ...more »

  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum.
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Peptic Ulcer: an ulcer of the mucous membrane lining of the alimentary tract.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Peptic Ulcer: Introduction

Types of Peptic Ulcer:

Types of Peptic Ulcer:

Broader types of Peptic Ulcer:

How many people get Peptic Ulcer?

Prevalance of Peptic Ulcer: 5 million in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, 1994)
Prevalance Rate of Peptic Ulcer: approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA [about data]
Incidence (annual) of Peptic Ulcer: 3.7 million annually
Incidence Rate of Peptic Ulcer: approx 1 in 73 or 1.36% or 3.7 million people in USA [about data]
Lifetime risk of Peptic Ulcer: 1 in 10 Americans over lifetime
Prevalance of Peptic Ulcer: 5 million people (1987) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

How serious is Peptic Ulcer?

Complications of Peptic Ulcer: see complications of Peptic Ulcer
Deaths for Peptic Ulcer: 4,604 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001); 6,500 deaths (NIDDK 1987)

What causes Peptic Ulcer?

Causes of Peptic Ulcer: see causes of Peptic Ulcer
Cause of Peptic Ulcer: Hydrocloric acid and pepsin in the digestive juices of the stomach.
Causes of Peptic Ulcer: One cause of peptic ulcer is bacterial infection, but some ulcers are caused by long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs), like aspirin and ibuprofen. In a few cases, cancerous tumors in the stomach or pancreas can cause ulcers. Peptic ulcers are not caused by spicy food or stress. (Source: excerpt from H_ pylori and Peptic Ulcer: NIDDK) ... The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by the H. pylori bacterium. Many of the other cases are caused by NSAIDs. None are caused by spicy food or stress. (Source: excerpt from H_ pylori and Peptic Ulcer: NIDDK)
Risk factors for Peptic Ulcer: see risk factors for Peptic Ulcer

What are the symptoms of Peptic Ulcer?

Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer: see symptoms of Peptic Ulcer

Complications of Peptic Ulcer: see complications of Peptic Ulcer

Can anyone else get Peptic Ulcer?

More information: see contagiousness of Peptic Ulcer
Inheritance: see inheritance of Peptic Ulcer

Peptic Ulcer: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Peptic Ulcer.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Peptic Ulcer.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Peptic Ulcer: Gastroenterologist, Gastrointestinal Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Peptic Ulcer.
Treatments for Peptic Ulcer: see treatments for Peptic Ulcer
Research for Peptic Ulcer: see research for Peptic Ulcer

Society issues for Peptic Ulcer

Costs of Peptic Ulcer: $6 billion annually (DBMD)
Hospitalizations for Peptic Ulcer: 630,000 in the USA 1987 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)

Hospitalization statistics for Peptic Ulcer: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Peptic Ulcer:

  • 0.19% (24,762) of hospital consultant episodes were for gastric ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for gastric ulcer required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for gastric ulcer were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for gastric ulcer were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for gastric ulcer required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10.9 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gastric ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 6 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gastric ulcer in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitalizations for Peptic Ulcer: 630,000 (1987) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Physician office visits for Peptic Ulcer: 3 to 5 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994) Physician office visits for Peptic Ulcer: 3 to 5 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Prescriptions for Peptic Ulcer: 2 million in the USA 1985 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Prescriptions for Peptic Ulcer: 2 million (1985) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)
Disability from Peptic Ulcer: 401,000 in the USA 1983-87 (Digestive diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact NIH Publication No. 94-1447, NIDDK, 1994)
Disability from Peptic Ulcer: 401,000 people (1983-87) (Source: excerpt from Digestive Diseases Statistics: NIDDK)

Organs Affected by Peptic Ulcer:

Organs and body systems related to Peptic Ulcer include:

Name and Aliases of Peptic Ulcer

Main name of condition: Peptic Ulcer

Other names or spellings for Peptic Ulcer:

Stomach ulcer, Ulcers, Stomach

Gastric ulcer Source - Diseases Database

Peptic ulceration
Source - WordNet 2.1

Peptic Ulcer: Related Conditions

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