Which clinical history findings are characteristic of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in infants?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Episodic abdominal pain that is cramping in nature, vomiting, and currant jelly stools are findings in children with intussusception.

In milk protein allergy, the child displays, in addition to bleeding, such symptoms as fussiness and increased frequency of bowel movements; frank diarrhea is atypical.


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