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Gastric Acid Secretion in Chronic Renal Failure

Br Med J 1972; 4 doi: (Published 07 October 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;4:22
  1. P. S. Ventkateswaran,
  2. A. Jeffers,
  3. A. G. Hocken


    Contrary to the small amount of published evidence, but in accordance with clinical impression, we have found an increased incidence of peptic ulceration in people with chronic renal failure. Hyperacidic secretion in response to a standard pentagastrin test occurs in patients established on long-term dialysis treatment. The traditional liability of azotaemic patients to peptic ulceration seems not to be decreased by adequate long-term dialysis and indeed may be worsened.