PUD

PUD: epigastric pain, indigestion, gets better w antacids, dx w endoscopy, tx w PPI


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  • PUD
  • aka: Peptic ulcer disease,
  • epigastric pain, indigestion, gets better w antacids, dx w endoscopy, tx w PPI
  • epigastric pain, indigestion, can occur at night, be provoked or relieved by food
  • Endoscopy w biopsy (rule out malig), ulcer can be in stomach, duodenum or esophagus, urea breath test (H pylori's urease will cleave radiolabeled urea to CO2)
  • H pylori, NSAIDs
  • PPI, antibiotics for H pylori, stop NSAIDs