Etiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in young children
- Derya KalyoncuAffiliated withSisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Pediatrics Email author
- , Nafiye UrganciAffiliated withPediatric Gastroenterology
- , Feyzullah CetinkayaAffiliated withSisli Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Pediatrics
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
Evaluation of children younger than two years old admitted to a pediatric emergency department with upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Thirty four (34) children aged < 2 years with upper gastrointestinal bleeding were studied. The demographic features, etiologies, laboratory and endoscopic findings and treatment procedures were evaluated retrospectively.
The study consisted of 34 patients (73.5 % male, 26.5 % female) with a median age 12.3 months (1.5–24 months). 30 patients (88 %) had an underlying disease. 21 patients (56 %) had a history of aspirin or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs intake. Endoscopic findings were pathological in 85% of patients.
The incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in children aged < 2 years due to antipyretics must be taken into consideration although most of them may also have an underlying disease.
Key wordsUpper gastrointestinal bleeding Children Endoscopy Aspirin NSAIDs
- Etiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in young children
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 76, Issue 9 , pp 899-901
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Additional Links
- Upper gastrointestinal bleeding
- Industry Sectors