A Study Of Some Clinical And Laboratory Aspects Of The African Suffering From Duodenal Ulceration
This is a prospective study of 50 patients with duodenal ulcer proved by endoscopy. The clinical and laboratory features of these patients were analysed and where possible compared to a group of 30 control subjects. It was found that a significant number of duodenal ulcer patients do not present with the classical clinical picture. The frequency of blood group Q was more in the duodenal ulcer patients as compared to the controls and duodenal ulcer patients had higher basal and maximal acid output values. An attempt at interpreting these results in the Kenyatta Hospital set up has been made.