Upper gastrointestinal bleeding.

  title={Upper gastrointestinal bleeding.},
  author={Vidyut Bhatia and Rakesh Lodha},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  volume={78 2},
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a life threatening condition in children. Common sources of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in children include variceal hemorrhage (most commonly extra-hepatic portal venous obstruction in our settings) and mucosal lesions (gastric erosions and ulcers secondary to drug intake). While most gastrointestinal bleeding may not be life threatening, it is necessary to determine the source, degree and possible cause of the bleeding. A complete and thorough history… CONTINUE READING