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Rectal bleeding due to nonspecific colitis in premature infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7597492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rectal bleeding is not uncommon in newborn infants. Anal fissures are regarded as the most common cause. We report two cases in which the presence of an anal fissure delayed the diagnosis of nonspecific colitis in premature infants. Rectosigmoidoscopic and biopsy findings are discussed with regard to the heterogeneous group of disorders associated with isolated rectal bleeding in young infants. These procedures may be helpful in ruling out necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.
G P Giacoia; G P Williams
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-01     Completed Date:  1995-08-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-91     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Colitis / complications*,  diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Fissure in Ano / complications*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases*

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