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Pancreatitis and Peptic Ulcers

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Differentiate between pancreatitis and peptic ulcer.

Compare and contrast the pathophysiology, signs, and possible complications of pancreatitis and peptic ulcer.

Discuss the treatments of pancreatitis and peptic ulcer.

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The solution differentiates between pancreatitis and peptic ulcers. The pathophysiology, signs, and possible complications of pancreatitis and peptic ulcers are compared and contrasted. The treatments of panreatitis and peptic ulcers are discussed.

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The difference between pancreatitis and a peptic ulcer ultimately lies in the pathophysiology of the two conditions. Peptic ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract that manifest when parts of the digestive lining are eroded away. The most common places that they manifest are the stomach (gastric ulcer) and duodenum of the small intestine. What causes peptic ulcers are either specific bacteria, most often heliobacter pylori) and or the use of NSAIDS. Usually, the stomach is protected from ulcers by its intrinsic mucous producing lining, but sometimes areas usually covered by the mucous can become uncovered. This will lead to the acids within the digestive tract having access to the lining and eroding it to form an ulcer. Usually if treated, a peptic ulcer will clear up without any complications, but if it is left untreated, peptic ulcers can lead to infection, ...

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