FREQUENCY OF PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE IN PATIENTS OF DYSPEPSIA AN ANALYSIS OF UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
Frequency of Ulcer Peptic Decease
Objective: To evaluate the frequency of peptic ulcer disease in patients of dyspepsia on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Study Design: Descriptive study Place and Duration of study: The study was conducted at Combined Military Hospital, Multan between 20th Feb, 2006 to 26th May, 2006. Patients and Methods: A convenient non probability sampling was done and one hundred patients were selected from out patient department presenting within six months of dyspeptic symptoms. They were all subjected to upper gastrointestinal endoscopy Results: Of all patients 61% (n=61) were males and 39% (n=39) were females with age ranging between 20 – 45 years. Study revealed functional dyspepsia (76%), duodenal ulcer (11%), gastric ulcer (4%) and esophagitis including gastoesophageal reflux disease (9%). This showed an overall frequency of peptic ulcer disease to be 15% in the studied population.
Conclusion: Peptic ulcer disease is a common structural cause of dyspepsia and was responsible for 15% of dyspepsia.