Crohn's disease presenting as acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage


Crohn's disease presenting as acute gastrointestinal hemorrhage

Podugu A, Tandon K, Castro FJ. World J Gastroenterol 2016; 22(16): 4073-4078

Severe gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage is a rare complication of Crohn’s disease (CD). With the relative infrequency of severe bleeding in CD, available medical literature on this topic is mostly in the form of retrospective case series and reports. In this article we reviewed the available medical literature and summarized the risk factors, diagnostic modalities and treatment options for the management of CD presenting as GI hemorrhage.

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