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Epidemiology of duodenal ulcer perforation: a study on hospital admissions in Norfolk, United Kingdom.

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BACKGROUND: Studies on the incidence of perforated duodenal ulcer are limited and in the United Kingdom, data are largely based on findings observed over two decades ago. To provide updated epidemiological data on duodenal ulcer perforation, the incidence of the disease in Norfolk, United Kingdom was determined. METHODOLOGY: Medical records of patients with duodenal ulcer perforation were reviewed to confirm the diagnosis and obtain information on possible risk factors, namely, Helicobacter p...

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Journal:
Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver
Volume:
34
Issue:
5
Pages:
322-327
Publication date:
2002-05-05
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EISSN:
1878-3562
ISSN:
1590-8658
URN:
uuid:91700147-93e2-46f2-9e4e-0718a21da2ef
Source identifiers:
276486
Local pid:
pubs:276486

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