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Gastric antral vascular ectasia (watermelon stomach)-an enigmatic and often-overlooked cause of gastrointestinal bleeding in the elderly.
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PMID:  20740102     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) syndrome, also known as watermelon stomach is a significant cause of acute or chronic gastrointestinal blood loss in the elderly. is characterized endoscopically by "watermelon stripes." Without cirrhosis, patients are 71% female, average age 73, presenting with occult blood loss leading to transfusion-dependent chronic iron-deficiency anemia, severe acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and nondescript abdominal pain.
Authors:
Hien Nguyen; Connie Le; Hanh Nguyen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Permanente journal     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1552-5775     ISO Abbreviation:  Perm J     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800474     Medline TA:  Perm J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Hien Nguyen, MD, is an Internist at the Camp Springs Medical Center in Temple Hills, MD, and an Attending Internist at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. E-mail: hientrinhnguyen@yahoo.com .
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