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Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is one of the most common diseases affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It causes inflammatory injuries in the gastric or duodenal mucosa, with extension beyond the submucosa into the muscularis mucosa. The etiologies of this condition are multifactorial and are rarely related simply to excessive acid secretion. Even though gastric ulcer is a common disease, a diagnosis can be difficult because it has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from asymptomatic to vague epigastric pain, nausea, and iron-deficiency anemia to acute life-threatening hemorrhage.