Medicine » Gastroenterology

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Edited by Jianyuan Chai, ISBN 978-953-307-976-9, 500 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 04, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/749

Peptic ulcer disease is one of the most common chronic infections in human population. Despite centuries of study, it still troubles a lot of people, especially in the third world countries, and it can lead to other more serious complications such as cancers or even to death sometimes. This book is a snapshot of the current view of peptic ulcer disease. It includes 5 sections and 25 chapters contributed by researchers from 15 countries spread out in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. It covers the causes of the disease, epidemiology, pathophysiology, molecular-cellular mechanisms, clinical care, and alternative medicine. Each chapter provides a unique view. The book is not only for professionals, but also suitable for regular readers at all levels.