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What is Peptic Ulcer Disease?

Definition of Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) refers to a discrete mucosal defect in the portions of the gastrointestinal tract (gastric or duodenal) exposed to acid and pepsin secretion. In order to qualify the claimant must have documented information including x-rays or some other form of imaging technique.

For this condition to be severe enough to meet the Social Security Administration's listing the claimant must have:


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