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  • Pediatric Pyogenic Granuloma Possible future treatments for pediatric pyogenic granuloma may include ingenol mebutate 0.015% cream, topical imiquimod 5% cream, and topical propranolol 1% ointment with occlusion.
  • Case: Age 53, Melena & Hematemesis? A 53-year-old man with multiple myeloma presents with a 1-week history of melena, hematemesis, and lethargy. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is performed. What’s the cause of the abnormalities seen?

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