Peptic Ulcer Disease

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What is the main cause of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease?

Slow-growing bacterium

Which type of ulcer is more common, gastric or duodenal?

Duodenal

When is pain worse for patients with peptic ulcer disease?

When the patient is hungry

Which test can be used as a screening test for Helicobacter pylori infection?

Stool antigen test

What is a common symptom of peptic ulcer disease?

Nausea & vomiting

What is the main cause of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease?

Helicobacter pylori

In which part of the digestive system is the duodenal ulcer more common?

1st Part of Duodenum

Which type of pain is more common in peptic ulcer disease?

Burning epigastric pain

Which test can be used as a screening test for Helicobacter pylori infection?

Serological tests - detect the particular IgG antibodies

What is a common symptom of peptic ulcer disease?

Nausea & Vomiting

Study Notes

Peptic Ulcer Disease and Gastritis

  • The main cause of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease is Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection.

Types of Ulcers

  • Duodenal ulcers are more common than gastric ulcers.
  • Duodenal ulcers are more common in the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).

Pain Patterns

  • Pain is worse at night for patients with peptic ulcer disease.
  • The type of pain more common in peptic ulcer disease is epigastric pain.

Diagnostic Tests

  • Urea breath test can be used as a screening test for Helicobacter pylori infection.

Symptoms

  • A common symptom of peptic ulcer disease is abdominal pain.

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