Duodenal Ulcer

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Acceptability at Recruitment

QUALIFIED

Acceptability at CT / Work-Up

QUALIFIED

Individual at Risk

Donor

Explanation of Condition

Ulcer in the first part of the small bowel. Occasionally these may perforate, leading to severe inflammation of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis), usually requiring an operation to repair the defect.They may also erode a blood vessel, causing severe internal bleeding (gastrointestinal haemorrhage).

Guidance

Aceptable if benign (i.e. not caused by cancer). Proton pump inhibitor therapy acceptable (e.g. omeprazole, lansoprazole). Unacceptable if associated with cancer.

If operated on, see Surgery.

Pseudonyms or Related Conditions

Version

Version 1, Edition 1

Date of Last Update

15th June 2012