An ulcer is a discontinuity or break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Common forms of ulcers recognized in medicine include:

  • Ulcer (dermatology), a discontinuity of the skin or a break in the skin
    • Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores
    • Genital ulcer, an ulcer located on the genital area
    • Ulcerative dermatitis, a skin disorder associated with bacterial growth often initiated by self-trauma
  • Corneal ulcer, an inflammatory or infective condition of the cornea
  • Mouth ulcer, an open sore inside the mouth
    • Aphthous ulcer, a specific type of oral ulcer also known as a canker sore
  • Peptic ulcer, a discontinuity of the gastrointestinal mucosa (stomach ulcer)
  • Venous ulcer, a wound thought to occur due to improper functioning of valves in the veins
  • Stress ulcer, located anywhere within the stomach and proximal duodenum
  • Ulcerative sarcoidosis, a cutaneous condition affecting people with sarcoidosis
  • Ulcerative lichen planus, a rare variant of lichen planus
  • Ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Ulcerative disposition, a disorder or discomfort that causes severe abdominal distress, often associated with chronic gastritis

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