HSC 4558 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Gastroenteritis, Gastritis, Stomatitis

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8 Sep 2016
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Stoma in a medical sense means opening itis= some kind of inflammation. Thus stomatitis is inflammation of the mouth (lips and palate) Pathogenic organisms: herpes virus (most common cause) presents mostly on the lips. Chemo/radiation: destroys cells can mess with the cell structure in mouth. Kids pick it up first, very prevalent in the population. Stress can trigger because immune system is lowered. When the gastric contents start to backflow up your esophagus, typically it is blocked by lower esophageal sphincter, depending on how long the backflow occurs, the cells will or will not change. Pregnant women can have both altered closure strength and increased abdominal pressure. *once you start seeing symptoms gerd is now called reflux esophagitis. If you have reflux esophagitis you have gerd (gerd is the umbrella) Occurs when you have a defect in diaphragm. All the force causes a tear (longitudinal) in the esophagus. Long term inflammation of the lining of stomach.

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