DAVID M. MARTIN, MD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID M. MARTIN, MD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Erosive gastritis. Gastroscope (endoscope) view of the inflammed stomach lining of an 82 year-old woman. Erosive gastritis is a severe form of gastritis (inflammation of the stomach) where the stomach lining is eroded. This can lead to bleeding and perforation of the wall of the stomach. Long-term (chronic) gastritis is associated with smoking and alcoholism. Symptoms include pain, nausea and vomiting. Treatment uses ulcer-healing drugs and antacids.
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