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How do other illnesses affect duodenal ulcers?

Duodenal (beginning portion of the intestine) ulcers can be impacted by other illnesses. They can also cause other conditions. Some refractory ulcers, or ulcers that cannot be treated, are caused by other diseases, including stomach cancer. In addition, duodenal ulcers that are not treated can cause other disorders like anemia and infection of the abdominal cavity.

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