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From: Claire Curtis
Date: 2001-07-08 08:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ulcers & H. pylori

Nala's case is frightening, especially if it was indeed 'just' an ulcer.

In people, ulcers are associated with Helicobacter pylori. The second
most common cause is non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (things like
aspirin & tylenol), especially when combined with steroids.

Is this true of ferrets as well? I've seen reference here to ulcers, and
to helicobacter testing, but I haven't seen the two discussed together
here. Sounds like we shouldn't take helicobacter infection lightly at all.

Information from an article on (human) Peptic Ulcer Disease, by Dr
George Fantry,
eMedicine Journal, December 6 2000, Volume 1, Number 12
H pylori infection
Most common cause of PUD
Associated with up to 90% of duodenal ulcers and 70-75% of gastric ulcers
Second most common cause of PUD
Addition of steroids potentiates risk
Accounts for the majority of H pylori-negative ulcers