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Lower gastrointestinal bleeding in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12187144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lower gastrointestinal bleeding is a common problem in the practice of general pediatrics. The differential diagnosis can be extensive and varies according to the age of the child. A specific diagnosis can usually be made with a thorough history, physical examination, simple laboratory investigations, and appropriate diagnostic studies. Treatment should be directed at the underlying cause. In most children, bleeding ceases spontaneously, and only supportive therapy is necessary. If there is evidence of hypovolemia, the patient must be hemodynamically stabilized, active bleeding stopped, and recurrent bleeding prevented.
Alexander K C Leung; Andrew L Wong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric emergency care     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0749-5161     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-20     Completed Date:  2004-02-27     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507560     Medline TA:  Pediatr Emerg Care     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Calgary, Alberta Children's Hospital, 1820 Richmond Road SW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2T 5C7.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy

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