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
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