oa South African Medical Journal - Incidence and significance of haematemesis in cirrhosis

Volume 48, Issue 27
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A retrospective study of 228 patients with cirrhosis admitted to Harare Hospital over a 3-year period was carried out to determine the incidence of haematemesis, and to assess the prognosis of patients with gastrointestinal haemorrhage as compared with those where liver failure had progressed to the extent that they had developed encephalopathy and coma.

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