H. H. RIECKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The literature concerning the familial incidence of peptic ulcer was reviewed in this Journal in 1933,1 and although the reports suggested an inherited factor prominent in the basic causes of peptic ulcer, I was unable at the time to find the disease in identical twins or any reference to it in the literature. Since 1933, three instances have appeared in the literature. I wish to report the fourth instance of the occurrence of this pathological process in identical twins as further evidence in support of the hereditary nature of peptic ulcer.
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RIECKER HH. PEPTIC ULCER IN IDENTICAL TWINS(PEPTIC ULCER IN IDENTICAL TWINS*). Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:878–882. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-878
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(5):878-882.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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