nonulcer dyspepsia


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Related to nonulcer dyspepsia: irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, Functional dyspepsia

dyspepsia

 [dis-pep´se-ah]
impairment of the power or function of digestion; usually applied to epigastric discomfort after meals. adj., adj dyspep´tic.
acid dyspepsia dyspepsia associated with excessive acidity of the stomach.
nonulcer dyspepsia dyspepsia in which the symptoms resemble those of peptic ulcer, although no ulcer can be detected. Because many patients with nonulcer dyspepsia have a Helicobacter pylori infection, H. pylori has been suggested as a cause. This has not been proven, however, and many patients still have dyspepsia after antibiotic treatment.

functional dyspepsia

Dyspepsia without endoscopic or histologic evidence of an organic disease to explain the symptoms.

nonulcer dyspepsia

Upper abdominal discomfort, often chronic, in which endoscopy reveals nondiagnostic, or normal, findings.
See also: dyspepsia
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Therapy for Helicobacter pylori in patients with nonulcer dyspepsia.
Indications for treatment included peptic ulcer disease (37%), nonulcer dyspepsia (46.
Other indications include peptic ulcer disease, nonulcer dyspepsia, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, atrophic gastritis, a history of gastric cancer resection, first-degree relatives of patients with gastric cancer, and patients who, on consulting with a physician, want to be tested.