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What is gastritis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed, resulting in stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. There are several types of gastritis, including erosive gastritis, acute stress gastritis, radiation gastritis, postgastrectomy gastritis, atrophic gastritis, eosinophilic gastritis, Menetrier's disease, and lymphocytic gastritis. Gastritis can be mild or serious, but for most people symptoms improve with treatment.

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