n South African Gastroenterology Review - Colonoscopy and the management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding : review
|Article Title||Colonoscopy and the management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding : review|
|© Publisher:||In House Publications|
|Journal||South African Gastroenterology Review|
|Publication Date||Mar 2005|
|Pages||11 - 13|
Extracted from text ... REVIEW The South African Gastroenterology Review - March 2005 11 Colonoscopy and the management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding the single most common cause of acute LGIB is diverticular bleeding which accounts for approximately 40 % of cases followed by vascular ectasia, colitis and colonic neoplasms. A history of AIDS or HIV infection is particularly significant in that infectious colitis is more likely. One study has found that the most common cause of LGIB in HIV infected patients is Cytomegalovirus infection. Diverticula bleeding Although over 50 % of some populations over the age of 60 have been found to have ..
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