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Letters Clopidogrel

Patients with peptic ulcers

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 20 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1932
  1. Ian L Beales, clinical senior lecturer in gastroenterology1
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich, NR4 7UZ
  1. i.beales{at}

    Although the benefits of primary prevention of gastrointestinal bleeding with a proton pump inhibitor in all patients taking aspirin and clopidogrel are questionable, Chua and Ignaszewski should have emphasised the importance of a history of peptic ulcer as a …

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