Consequences of Gastric Disease - Pathology

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Raised Intraluminal pH

  • Associated with some forms of gastritis.
    • e.g. Ostertagiasis
  • Causes failure of digestion.
    • Anorexia and weight loss follow.
  • Increases the number of bacteria in the stomach.
  • Diarrhoea reults
    • Cause is unknwn is unknown but appears to be related to the elevated pH.


  • May develop in certain gastric disturbances
  • Thought to be a contributory factor in peptic ulceration.


  • May also develop in certain gastric diseases
  • Is usually haemorrhagic in nature
    • Due to bleeding from gastric ulceration.