Peptic ulcer

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(PUD; Duodenal Ulcer; Ulcer, Peptic; Ulcer, Duodenal)

Peptic ulcer – Definition

Peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine. This area of the small intestine is called the duodenum. Peptic ulcers may be named by their location:

  • Gastric ulcers — in the stomach
  • Duodenal ulcers — in the duodenum

Typhoid fever

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(Enteric Fever)

Typhoid fever – Definition

Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are serious illnesses caused by Salmonella bacteria. It may be Salmonella typhi or Salmonella paratyphi. Typhoid fever is rare in the United States. It occurs most often in developing countries where sanitation is poor. Typhoid fever can be fatal, especially when not treated.

Pinworm

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(Roundworm)

Pinworm – Definition

Pinworms are very common parasites that live in the intestine.

Pinworms are most active at night, 2 to 3 hours after bedtime. The female worm comes out through the anus, and deposits eggs in the perineal area. The perineal area is between the thighs and runs from the anus to the genitals.

Pancreatitis

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(Chronic Pancreatitis; Acute Pancreatitis)

Pancreatitis – Definition

Pancreatitis is a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas is a long, flat, pear-shaped organ located behind the stomach. It makes digestive enzymes and hormones, including insulin. In pancreatitis, the digestive enzymes attack the tissue that produces them.