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Arteriosclerosis, amputation and peptic ulcer
  1. J. Bouhoutsos,
  2. A. P. Barabas,
  3. Peter Martin


    In a series of 400 consecutive patients with arteriosclerosis seen in two peripheral vascular clinics, we confirm the previously reported association with peptic ulcer. The incidence was almost 25% both in patients with occlusive disease (300) and with aneurysm (100). The accepted expectation of peptic ulcer in the same age-group is 6 or 7% (Jones, Kirk & Bloor, 1970; McManus, 1966).

    Patients with peptic ulcer, or the history of one, had a significantly higher amputation rate than those without a peptic ulcer.

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