Pathophysiology Of Acute Gastritis

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Definition

Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation of the stomach lining.


Alternative Names

Acute gastritis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Acute gastritis may be caused by:

  • Certain medications, such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or corticosteroids
  • Alcohol
  • Eating or drinking corrosive substances
  • Extreme stress
  • Infections, such as the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, or much less often, cytomegalovirus or herpes simplex virus

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