NCLEX RN Practice Question # 834

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 834.

 

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Causes of Peptic Ulcer:

The precise cause of peptic ulcer is unknown but may include:

  • H. pylori infection
  • Use of NSAIDs or salicylates
  • Inadequate protection of mucous membranes
  • Pathologic hypersecretory disorders.

Lab tests required in peptic ulcer?

  • Upper GI tract X-rays show abnormalities in the mucosa.
  • Gastric secretory studies show hyperchlorhydria.
  • Upper GI endoscopy confirms the presence of an ulcer.
  • Serologic or breath urea test shows presence of H. pylori.
  • Biopsy rules out cancer.
  • Stool may test positive for occult blood.

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