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Peptic ulcer disease refers to painful sores or ulcers in the lining of the stomach or first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. Peptic ulcers are present in around 4% of the population.They newly began in around 53 million people in 2014. To understand the basis etiology and pathogenesis of the fundamental efforts and basic knowledge is required. The study has planned with following objective to understand the distribution of peptic ulcers. The 40 peptic ulcer disease patients were enrolled in to the study. The age group of the patients are from 20-70 years. The patients visited to Out Patient Department (OPD) and in-patient department (IPD) of a tertiary care hospital in North India were considered in the study. From the study it has been found that Duodenal ulcers are more common than gastric ulcers. The comments age of the ulcers are above 30 years. The majorly observed site of the ulcer pain is the epigastrium. The burning & the hunger is the commonest type of pain observed in the Duodenal ulcer. All patients suffering from the ulcers are doing smoking as well as alcohol consumption. The previous regular consumptions of the NSAID’s & Steroids are the also one of the factors for the duodenal & gastric ulcers.
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Author(s): Roy S
Duodenal ulcer, Gastric ulcer, Peptic ulcer