peptic ulcer disease
Peptic ulcer disease is characterized by the formation of an ulcer in the mucosa of the stomach or the duodenum. The most common causes are the use of drugs, especially non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and chronic infection with H. pylori (which is identified via biopsy of the ulcer).
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