Monday, August 21, 2017

Cushing Vs Curling Ulcer


Its time to differentiate between two confusing ulcers - Cushing and Curling.

What is Cushing Reflex?
It is a triad of Bradycardia, Hypertension and altered respiration following Head injury.

What is Cushing Ulcer?
Stress Ulcer following Head injury.
Most common site - Acid producing area of Stomach.

What is Curling Ulcer?
Stress Ulcer following Burn.
Thomas Blizzard Curling.
Reduced plasma volume leads to ischemia and cell necrosis of the mucosa.
Most common site - 1st part of Duodenum.
cURling = bURn

This may help you to remember the difference between these two.


MD Mobarak Hussain (Maahii)


  1. Thank you so much
    This was very helpful especially with regards to the pathophys relating to the place where it happens. Thanks again ❤️

  2. Thanku soo much
    This resolved my problem b/c i am very confused b/w two.

  3. Thankyou so much I was literally confused between both of them...... Radhe Radhe 🙏


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