CO-RELATION OF DYSPEPSIA WITH UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL PATHOLOGY IN THE NORTHERN AREAS OF PAKISTAN
AbstractABSTRACT:This is a trial done over a period of two years, in which 400 patients, with persistent dyspepsiawere endoscoped. The majority of the patients had gastritis. Other disorders found in order offrequency were oesophagitis duodenal ulcer and gastric ulcer. Duodenal ulcer was found to be threetimes more common than gastric ulcer. Carcinoma of oesophagus was found almost twice ascommon as carcinoma of the stomach. About one fifth of the patients has no Pathology. Comparedwith other studies we found that peptic ulcers, carcinoma and gastritis were more common in ourstudy.
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