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Upper GI Tract Diseases

Acute Diverticulitis

A common disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall. It typically occurs in the large intestine or colon, although occasionally it can appear in the small intestine. Diverticulitis results in a diverticula being inflamed.

Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia

The inflammation and injury of the small intestine due to inadequate blood supply. The causes of lower blood flow includes changes in the systemic circulation or constriction of blood vessels. It is common in the elderly.

Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori)

H. pylori is a bacterium that causes chronic inflammation of the inner lining of the stomach (gastritis). H. pylori infection is most likely acquired by ingesting contaminated food and water, and through person to person contact.