What is the incidence of acute gastritis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad Wehbi, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Epidemiologic studies reflect the widespread incidence of gastritis. In the United States, it accounts for approximately 1.8-2.1 million visits to doctors' offices each year. It is especially common in people older than 60 years.

See related CME at Evaluation of Acute Abdominal Pain Reviewed.


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