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Am J Gastroenterol. 1976 Jan;65(1):41-5.

Emotion-related gastritis.


The relationship of emotional stress to abnormalities of the gastric mucosa was considered in a review of 788 consecutive upper gastrointestinal endoscopies. Fifty-three precent of patients with gastritis not related to any generally accepted predisposing or precipitating cause had significant emotional problems documented on their clinical records, while only 10% of the comparable group of duodenal ulcer patients and 25% of a similar group of medical in-patients had significant emotional problems documented. Since this difference was statistically significant (P less than 0.01 and P less than 0.05, respectively), the data suggest that emotional stress may play a contributing role in the production of gastric mucosal abnormaltieis.

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