Steroid therapy and duodenal ulcer in infants

Yehuda G. Wolf, Troy Reyna, Kurt P. Schropp, Richard P. Harmel

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Abstract

Two infants with acute life-threatening complications of duodenal ulcer following steroid administration are described. Although the possible association between steroid therapy and peptic ulcer disease is well known, the need for ulcer prophylaxis during such therapy in infants is not unanimously accepted. The case for ulcer prophylaxis in this setting is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-271
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1991

Keywords

  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Glucocorticoids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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