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Peptic Ulcer Disease in Hyperparathyroidism: An Analysis of Fifty-two Cases.

W. T. Wilder, M.D.; B. Frame, M.D., (Assoc.); and W. S. Haubrich, M.D. (Assoc.)
Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1047-1048. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1047_3
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There has recently been increased interest in the clinical relationship between peptic ulcer and hyperparathyroidism. The importance of this association is demonstrated by the fact that seven of the last nine patients with hyperparathyroidism seen at the Henry Ford Hospital have had peptic ulcer. An increased awareness of this association has led to an overall increased incidence of hyperparathyroidism being diagnosed at this hospital. In our experience, the presence of peptic ulcer has been even more important than kidney stones in the diagnosis of parathyroid hyperfunction. In three patients, symptoms of peptic ulcer disease were the only clue to the


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