Gastritis And Reflux Esophagitis

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Definition

Chronic gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach that persists for a long time.


Alternative Names

Chronic gastritis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

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.

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