What is the etiology of peptic ulcer disease (PUD)?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: BS Anand, MD; Chief Editor: Philip O Katz, MD, FACP, FACG  more...
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Answer

Peptic ulcer disease may be due to any of the following:

  • H pylori infection

  • Drugs

  • Lifestyle factors

  • Severe physiologic stress

  • Hypersecretory states (uncommon)

  • Genetic factors


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