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Natural History of Patients with X-ray-negative Dyspepsia in General Practice

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5839.519 (Published 02 December 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:519
  1. D. W. Gregory,
  2. G. T. Davies,
  3. K. T. Evans,
  4. J. Rhodes

    Abstract

    When 102 patients with dyspepsia who had normal findings on barium-meal examination in 1964 were interviewed in 1970, 85 of them (76%) were symptomatically improved, and only three were later shown to have a peptic ulcer. This suggests that “x-ray-negative dyspepsia” has a good prognosis in a general practice setting.