Clinical Features in Peptic Ulcer Disease
Accurate diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) poses a great challenge to clinicians due to nonspecific symptoms. In this chapter characterization of symptoms of PUD will be reviewed. Authors paid special attention to the most frequent symptom of PUD which is abdominal pain.
If diagnosis of PUD is delayed or management is improper, complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) may occur. In this situation, rapid and proper diagnosis is essential to implement accurate management. Hence, brief characterization of major symptoms of PUD complications is also provided below.
KeywordsComplications Peptic ulcer disease Symptoms
Gastric outlet output
- H. pylori
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Peptic ulcer disease
Hubert Zatorski is the recipient of Diamentowy Grant Program of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (No.0202/DIA/2015/44).