oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Haematemesis in the African: a comparison of the two main causes after a ten year interval

Volume 20, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In a second survey covering a period of over ten years after the completion of the first survey in 1961, and increase in the number of cases admitted with haematemesis due to peptic ulcer as compared with portal hypertension and cirrhosis was observed. The possible reason for this increase is discussed. Nevertheless, cirrhosis of the liver was still the commonest cause for bleeding from the upper intestinal tract.

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