EUGENE E. MASON, M.D.
The occurrence of gastrointestinal lesions in uremia has long been recognized, but the comprehensive study of a large series of cases was not reported until the work of Jaffe and Laing appeared in 1934.1 Prior to that time a number of articles had been written concerning the various types of lesions encountered in the digestive tract in uremia, with descriptions of the histologic changes observed in the lesions, and many theories were propounded to account for the alterations leading to necrosis, pseudomembrane formation and the development of so-called uremic ulcers; however, none of these reports, save that of Jaffe and
MASON EE. GASTROINTESTINAL LESIONS OCCURRING IN UREMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:96–105. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-1-96
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