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Lesions in the Ileum, Jejunum, and Large Intestine Associated with NSAID Therapy

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Description:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) may cause disease in the jejunum, ileum and colon as well as the proximal GI tract. The precise mechanisms are unclear, but it may be due to prostaglandin inhibition or a direct toxic effect on the mucosa.

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