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Duodenal Ulcer Following Skin Burns.

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By FITZGIBBON JOHN H.. , M.D. (Northwest Medicine. , 1932; , xxxi:, 427.-430.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(4):588. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-4-588_1
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Fitzgibbon reviews the literature of duodenal ulcer subsequent to cutaneous burns. This condition was first described by Dupuytren in 1832. Since then many examples have been reported but almost all have been fatal cases, discovered, or at least verified, at the autopsy table. The author's two cases both recovered. In the first, symptoms of duodenal ulcer appeared in the second week after receiving severe burns of the head, neck, and forearms. A few weeks later there was severe bleeding as shown by tarry stools. X-ray examination showed slight distortion of the duodenal cap, which has since disappeared. The Sippy treatment


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