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Gastrogenous tetany is a rare disease. In the cases that have been observed throughout the world many causes have been advanced in its explanation. These may be divided into five groups: concentration of blood due to loss of water; reflex action; autointoxication; loss of chloride; and alkalosis. In the last few years the discussion has limited itself more and more to the three last named hypotheses. During a short period recently two cases of typical gastrogenous tetany were observed in the Strauss Clinic in Berlin. One of these was a case of pylorus stenosis caused by a parapyloric ulcer, the
Zur Pathogenese der gastrogenen Tetanie.. Ann Intern Med. ;2:300–301. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-3-300
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(3):300-301.
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