Gastritis - acuteDefinition:
Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
Gastritis - acute
Acute gastritis is a sudden inflammation of the stomach lining.
Acute gastritis may be caused by:
- Certain medications, such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or corticosteroids
- Eating or drinking corrosive substances
- Extreme stress
- Infections, such as the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, or much less often, cytomegalovirus or herpes simplex virus
Acute gastritis is often associated with a severe, acute illness or trauma. The following increase your risk of acute gastritis:
- Aspirin or NSAID use
- Recent heavy alcohol use
- Major surgery
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Respiratory failure