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Digestive-Health

12 August 2010

Stomach Ulcers Sending Fewer Americans to the Hospital

Improved understanding, treatment have led to fewer severe cases, CDC team says

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In the 1980s, scientists discovered that many peptic ulcers were linked with the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, and could be effectively treated with antibiotics. That means that most of the 6 million new cases of stomach ulcers reported annually in the United States are now treated outside of the hospital, the researchers said.

 

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