Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of pediatric gastrointestinal bleeding?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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Answer

Aside from the disorders listed in the Differentials section, below, other conditions to consider in pediatric patients with symptoms of GI bleeding include the following:

  • NEC

  • Portal hypertension (variceal bleeding)

  • Caustic ingestions

  • Salmonella Infection

  • Sexual Assault

  • Epistaxis


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