Which clinical history findings are characteristic of upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in children younger than 2 years?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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NSAID use is one of the factors in the development of peptic ulcer disease in children older than 1 year. However, most of the ulcers occurring in children aged 1-2 years are secondary to systemic diseases, such as burns (Curling ulcer), head trauma (Cushing ulcer), malignancy, or sepsis.

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