Epidemiology of Duodenal Ulcer Disease

  • D. G. Colin-Jones
Conference paper


It is clear from the literature that many factors contribute to peptic ulcer disease. Whilst it would be convenient to attribute the aetiology of duodenal ulcer (DU) to a single factor, there can be little doubt that this is a multifactorial disease, not only for a given population, but also probably for the majority of individual sufferers. This makes it particularly difficult to unravel the different factors, so that the aetiology of peptic ulcer disease is still unknown. It follows that, although treatments are improving dramatically, ignorance of its aetiology has meant that it is still impossible to cure peptic ulcer disease.


Peptic Ulcer Duodenal Ulcer Peptic Ulcer Disease Duodenal Ulcer Disease Duodenal Ulcer Perforation 
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