Upper gastrointestinal findings and faecal occult blood in patients with rheumatic diseases taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

@article{Collins1987UpperGF,
  title={Upper gastrointestinal findings and faecal occult blood in patients with rheumatic diseases taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.},
  author={Andrew J. Collins and J A Du Toit},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1987},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={295-8}
}
An upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examination was performed, following a test for faecal occult blood, on a group of 108 patients with rheumatic complaints. The majority of the group studied had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and 50% of the total group were anaemic. Every patient was taking a single nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). When the… CONTINUE READING