In reference to gastritis, as we mentioned earlier, itis means inflammation. So inflammation can be due to a number of things. It could be secondary to a viral infection. So a person could have a viral gastritis, a viral gastroenteritis. It could be due to a bacteria in particular. There's a certain bacteria call H. Pylori, which can cause a chronic type of inflammation in the lining of the stomach and bacterial cause of gastritis.
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