How is the cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding diagnosed in neonates?

Updated: Dec 19, 2018
  • Author: Wayne Wolfram, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Robert K Minkes, MD, PhD  more...
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In most neonates with stress gastritis, the diagnosis is presumptive. If necessary, definitive diagnosis is made with upper endoscopy, demonstrating erythema, diffuse bleeding, erosions, or ulcerations of the gastric mucosa.

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