The Association of Peptic Ulcer Disease and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

In keeping with the statement β€œHigher peptic ulcer disease incidence has been found to be associated with chronic medical conditions,”1 the specific association between peptic ulcer disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm needs to be mentioned.2 In one institution, a survey of 7044 patients with necropsies from 1954 to 1966 revealed 99 cases of abdominal aortic aneurysm and 523 cases of peptic ulcer disease. Ninety-four of the patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm were 50 years or older. The incidence of peptic ulcer disease was 22.6% in cases with abdominal aortic aneurysm compared with 7.2% in the general necropsy population.

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