Do refractory ulcers affect children differently than adults?

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Refractory ulcers affect both children and adults in the same way. In both cases, the refractory ulcer may stem from lifestyle choices or biological problems. However, children with duodenal ulcers, or ulcers of the small intestine, often have a history of this kind of ulcer in their families. This means children who have affected family members are at greater risk for developing the disorder.

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