UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL BLEED
Last Updated : 12/30/2010
Swati Gadewar (Kolpuru)
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This is one of the very few conditions, which scares the child and the parents and at the same time poses a challenge to the physician to diagnose the cause for it.

Upper GI bleeding

refers to

bleeding above the ligament of Treitz

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ETIOLOGY
- Peptic ulcer
- Gastritis
- Esophagitis
- Mallory-Weiss tear
- Varices
- Vascular malformation
- Toxic ingestion
- Foreign body irritation
- Hemorrhagic gastritis
- Bleeding diathesis
- Medications



Contributor Information and Disclosures

Swati Gadewar (Kolpuru)
Consultant Pediatric Gastroenterologist, USA


First Created : 2/20/2001

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