Methotrexate And Gastritis

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Definition

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen.

Gastritis can last for only a short time (acute gastritis), or linger for months to years (chronic gastritis).


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The most common causes of gastritis are:

  • Certain medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, when taken over a longer period of time
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Infection of the stomach with a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori

Less common causes are:

  • Autoimmune...
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