What are the treatment options for refractory ulcers?

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Refractory ulcers are those that have already failed to respond to treatment. In order to treat refractory ulcers, then, a new course of treatment is necessary. Often, this treatment requires removing the barrier to healing or the underlying condition that is making the ulcer refractory. In addition, ulcer medications, along with new medications, are sometimes given. Finally, if an ulcer continues to fail to respond, surgery to remove the ulcer may be performed.

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