VINCENT W. KOCH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM A. FISCHER, M.D.
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Historical. "Dupuytren, in 1832, 10 years before Curling's article appeared, called attention to the change in the 'intestinal canal' which followed burns. Violent congestion, severe gastroenteritis, and 'more or less deep ulceration' were the conditions he found, depending on the length of time the patient had survived the accident. Long, in 1840, described two instances of fatal burns in which perforation of duodenal ulcers occurred."2
The term "Curling's ulcer," as Keeley1 points out, has been adopted largely because his was the largest collection of cases yet published, and because his original paper described lesions occurring specifically in the duodenum, the
KOCH VW, FISCHER WA. DUODENAL ULCER WITH PERFORATION FOLLOWING A CUTANEOUS BURN; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;22:719–727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-719
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):719-727.
Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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