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The Journal of Community Health Management

Need for public awareness: Peptic ulcer disease

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Author Details : J Mukhopadhyay*

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 64-65

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Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) which existed around the world has shown a decline both in developed and developing countries in the current decade due to improvement in sanitary conditions and availability of specific treatment along with proton pump inhibitors. PUD has been linked to H. pylori infection and rampant use of NSAIDs. Gastric Carcinoma is a fatal outcome of PUD which takes long time to develop providing a valuable window for prevention. Gastric Carcinoma is the fifth most common malignancy and third leading cause of cancer fatality. 80% of gastric carcinoma has been incriminated to H. pylori infection. Chronic H. pylori induced gastritis is preventable through observance of domestic, food and personal hygiene thereby averting faecal-oral and oral-oral transmission of the organism among family and community members. Informative awareness program supported with screening, surveillance, treatment and community outreach schedule has been recommended to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of PUD.

Keywords: PUD, Gastric CA, H. pylori, PPI.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jchm.2019.014

How to cite : Mukhopadhyay J , Need for public awareness: Peptic ulcer disease. J Community Health Manag 2019;6(2):64-65

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