Causas de las úlceras pépticas

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Causas de las úlceras pépticas

Una causa importante de la úlcera péptica, aunque mucho menos común que la bacteria H. pylori o los fármacos antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINES), es el síndrome de Zollinger-Ellison, en el cual se produce una cantidad excesiva de ácido como respuesta a la sobreproducción de la hormona gastrina, que a su vez es causada por tumores del páncreas o el duodeno. Estos tumores, que por lo general son malignos, se debe extirpar y se debe suprimir la producción de ácido para aliviar la reincidencia de la úlcera.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/11/2011
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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