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Stomach disease or trauma
Stomach disease or trauma


Ulcers

Definition:

An ulcer is a crater-like lesion on the skin or mucous membrane .



Considerations:



Common Causes:

Ulcers can be caused by an inflammatory, infectious, or cancerous condition.



Home Care:



Call your health care provider if:



What to expect at your health care provider's office:




Review Date: 10/28/2008
Reviewed By: Michael Lehrer, M.D., Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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