Gastritis refers to inflammation of the lining (mucosa) of the stomach which may progress to form an ulcer.
- Patients on mechanical ventilators or who are intubated for more than 24 hours.
- Smoke inhalation.
- Severe burns such as third degree burns.
- Severe illness.
- Shock such as septic shock, hemorrhagic shock, etc.
- Patients with multiple organ failure.
Signs and symptoms:
- Can be a symptomatic in early stages.
- Burning pain.
- Blood mixed with vomitus that will have the color of coffee.
- Melena which is the passage of blood in stool.
- Hematemesis in severe cases which is the vomiting of pure blood.
If a stress ulcer develops, the treating physician will determine the type of treatment needed. In certain conditions surgical intervention may be needed.
This information is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice; it should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Call 911 for all medical emergencies.