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Spontaneous and Persisting Decrease in Maximal Acid Output

Br Med J 1971; 2 doi: (Published 08 May 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;2:313
  1. H. G. Desai,
  2. M. P. Zaveri,
  3. F. P. Antia


    A spontaneous decrease in maximal acid output was observed in three control subjects and in seven patients with duodenal ulcer. The decreased output was due to a decrease in volume and to a lower concentration in six subjects and to a decrease in volume in four subjects. In some cases the decrease in output occurred within a period of weeks. Patients with a pronounced decrease remained asymptomatic for a prolonged period.