M. Michael Wolfe

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Peptic ulcer disease

How can I be sure that the patient has peptic ulcer disease? Presenting symptoms of peptic ulcer disease Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) typically presents with intermittent episodes of nonradiating epigastric abdominal pain (dyspepsia), which is often described as dull or “gnawing.” Unfortunately, the pain associated with PUD is mimicked by other common disorders, including biliary…

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