Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 266–267 | Cite as

An ulcer negative for Helicobacter pylori and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs? Consider herbal treatment as the culprit!

  • Seth B. Miller
  • Anita Gasiorowska
  • John Kasher
  • Ronnie FassEmail author
Case Report


The cause of peptic ulcers that are negative for Helicobacter pylori or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug/aspirin use is an area of immense interest. We report here, for the first time, a case report of a young female who developed reflux-like symptoms and multiple ulcers as a result of herbal treatment with turmeric for osteoarthritis. With the current marked increase in usage of herbal products as part of a complementary medicine approach, gastroenterologists must be vigilant when evaluating patients with peptic ulcer disease of unknown cause.


Herbal medicine Turmeric Peptic ulcer disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seth B. Miller
    • 1
  • Anita Gasiorowska
    • 2
  • John Kasher
    • 1
  • Ronnie Fass
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Neuroenteric Clinical Research Group, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Southern Arizona VA Health Care SystemUniversity of Arizona Health Sciences CenterTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Digestive Tract DiseasesMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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