Gastroenterology MCQ 068

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Chart - Understanding UlcersA 45-year-old male executive comes to your office complaining of epigastric pain for 2 months. His primary physician prescribed him H2-blockers 3 weeks ago, which have produced only partial relief of his symptoms. His weight is stable. His physical exam is normal. An upper endoscopy reveals a 1-cm duodenal ulcer. Which of the following risk factors is not associated with the development of ulcer disease?

A. Daily use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
B. Gastric infection with H. pylori
C. Emotional stress
D. Cigarette smoking
E. Gastrin-secreting tumors


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