EUGENE F. TRAUT, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The ultimate cause of gastric or duodenal ulcer is unknown. That such ulcers should be grouped as "peptic" is debatable.
Theories, old but still current, conceive ulcer as (1) a sequel to a more diffuse gastritis (Cruveilhier); (2) ischemia resulting organically from embolism or arteriosclerosis (Virchow, Hauser), or functionally from arterial spasm in the duodenal or stomach wall; (3) from chemical changes in the visceral wall or in the gastric secretions; (4) neurogenic, as a sequel to a lesion of the brain, a disturbance of the vegetative nervous system, or a malfunctioning psyche.1, 2 The chemical pathogenesis of ulcer has
TRAUT EF. GASTRIC ULCER DURING STEROID THERAPY IN A PATIENT WITH PERSISTENT ACHLORHYDRIA: EFFECTS OF ANTIRHEUMATIC MEDICATION1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:1410–1414. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-6-1410
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(6):1410-1414.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Rheumatology.
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