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Hunger pain: A poor indicator of peptic ulcer in a developing country

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dc.contributor.author León-Barúa, Raúl
dc.contributor.author Bonilla, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez, C.
dc.contributor.author Gilman, Robert Hugh
dc.contributor.author Biber, M.
dc.contributor.author Watanabe, J.
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-25T19:54:10Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-25T19:54:10Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/12464
dc.description.abstract Endoscopy of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum and stool examinations for ova and parasites were performed in 63 adult Peruvian patients with “hunger pain” (HP) and other dyspeptic symptoms. No lesion capable of provoking HP was found at endoscopy in 50 (78%) of the 63 patients. Only 7 (12%) of the patients had evidence of active or healed peptic ulcers. Another 6 patients (10%) had either gastric erosions or duodenitis. One (2%) of the patients was infected with hookworm, a parasite that produces epigastric pain mimicking HP. The 12% rate of peptic ulcer in Peruvian patients with HP contrasts strongly with accumulated experience in most developed countries, whose rates of peptic ulcer associated with HP range from 60 to 75%. As the frequency of peptic ulcer is so variable in patients with HP, we suggest that the simple term “hunger pain” be used instead of “peptic ulcer pain” or “ulcer dyspepsia” to refer to the complaint of such patients. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wolters Kluwer Health
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Clinical study en_US
dc.subject Abdominal Pain en_US
dc.subject Duodenoscopy en_US
dc.subject Dyspepsia en_US
dc.subject Esophagoscopy en_US
dc.subject Gastritis en_US
dc.subject Gastroscopy en_US
dc.subject hookworm en_US
dc.subject Hunger en_US
dc.subject Hunger pain en_US
dc.subject Intestinal parasitic infections en_US
dc.subject parasitic en_US
dc.subject nematode en_US
dc.subject Peptic ulcer en_US
dc.subject stomach ulcer en_US
dc.subject developing country en_US
dc.title Hunger pain: A poor indicator of peptic ulcer in a developing country en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1097/00004836-198912000-00004
dc.relation.issn 1539-2031

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