n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Epistaxis in children : approach and management : main topic

Volume 21, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Extracted from text ... Epistaxis (Greek for nose bleed) has been with humans from the earliest times, often causing ill-founded anxiety in patients. The majority of epistaxis episodes in children is from local origin and rarely requires resuscitation. Although it may be intimidating to the attending physician, it can be managed effectively with a few acquired skills. Recurrent nose bleeds are an irritating, sometimes embarrassing problem to both the child and parent, as they often occur unexpectedly. EPIDEMIOLOGY In the USA, 5 - 14% of patients will have at least one episode of epistaxis per year; only 10% of these patients will see a physician, only 10% of whom will be referred to an otolaryngologist. Epistaxis is rarely seen in infants ..

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