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The Korean Journal of Helicobacter  and Upper Gastrointestinal Research 2014;14(1):1-5.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7704/kjhugr.2014.14.1.1    Published online March 10, 2014.
Epidemiology of Peptic Ulcer Disease in Korea
Joon Sung Kim, Byung Wook Kim
Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Incheon St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, College of Medicine, Incheon, Korea. gastro@catholic.ac.kr
소화성 궤양의 원인과 역학
김준성, 김병욱
가톨릭대학교 의과대학 내과학교실 인천성모병원 소화기내과
Although there have been reports showing a decreasing trend in the global prevalence of peptic ulcer diseases (PUD), PUD is still one of the most common upper gastrointestinal diseases. Helicobacter pylori is a major cause of PUD and the prevalence of H. pylori infection has been reported to be declining in Korea. However the use of ulcerogenic drugs such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin has been reported to be increasing in Korea. The purpose of this review was to investigate how these changing trends affect the prevalence of PUD in Korea. In this review, we identified the risk factors for PUD and assessed the prevalence of PUD in Korea according to different time trends.
Key Words: Peptic ulcer; Incidence; Epidemiology

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