Peptic ulcer has been reported with increased frequency in patients with liver cirrhosis, its prevalence ranging form 5% to 20%. The aim of the present study is twofold: 1) to define the frequency of peptic ulcer in chronic liver disease in a large sample of cirrhotic patients, 2) to investigate the epidemiological and clinical features of a group of subjects affected by both peptic ulcer and liver cirrhosis. Two years of admission have been retrospectively investigated to define the frequency of peptic ulcer in chronic liver disease. In 237 subjects affected by both cirrhosis and peptic ulcer, epidemiological and clinical data were collected. Peptic ulcer was present in 16% of cirrhotic patients. There were no differences between ulcer subjects who drank and those did not. A linear positive correlation between smoking habit and frequency of ulcer disease has been found in the words. A positive history for peptic ulcer was described in a little subgroup of the studied sample, suggesting a low importance of the genetic factor in the pathophysiological pattern of ulcer disease in chronic hepatitis.

[Ulcer and hepatic cirrhosis. Epidemiologic and clinical correlations] / Gottardello, L; Dalrì, L; Di Mario, F; Burra, P; Dotto, P; Leandro, G; Contento, F; Torri, A; Salvagnini, M; Naccarato, R. - In: MINERVA MEDICA. - ISSN 0026-4806. - 82:3(1991), p. 81-5.

[Ulcer and hepatic cirrhosis. Epidemiologic and clinical correlations]

Di Mario, F;Torri, A;Salvagnini, M;
1991

Abstract

Peptic ulcer has been reported with increased frequency in patients with liver cirrhosis, its prevalence ranging form 5% to 20%. The aim of the present study is twofold: 1) to define the frequency of peptic ulcer in chronic liver disease in a large sample of cirrhotic patients, 2) to investigate the epidemiological and clinical features of a group of subjects affected by both peptic ulcer and liver cirrhosis. Two years of admission have been retrospectively investigated to define the frequency of peptic ulcer in chronic liver disease. In 237 subjects affected by both cirrhosis and peptic ulcer, epidemiological and clinical data were collected. Peptic ulcer was present in 16% of cirrhotic patients. There were no differences between ulcer subjects who drank and those did not. A linear positive correlation between smoking habit and frequency of ulcer disease has been found in the words. A positive history for peptic ulcer was described in a little subgroup of the studied sample, suggesting a low importance of the genetic factor in the pathophysiological pattern of ulcer disease in chronic hepatitis.
[Ulcer and hepatic cirrhosis. Epidemiologic and clinical correlations] / Gottardello, L; Dalrì, L; Di Mario, F; Burra, P; Dotto, P; Leandro, G; Contento, F; Torri, A; Salvagnini, M; Naccarato, R. - In: MINERVA MEDICA. - ISSN 0026-4806. - 82:3(1991), p. 81-5.
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