Intractable Rare Dis Res. 2012;1(1):18-22. (DOI: 10.5582/irdr.2012.v1.1.18)

Unusual causes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding: Review of Chinese literature.

Zhang W, Manda E, Qiu M


Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGB) is a life-threatening complication of gastrointestinal diseases. There is a large variety of uncommon reasons which contribute to UGB and might become reasons for misdiagnosis and sometimes lead to fatal consequences. In this review, clinical characteristics of uncommon causes of UGB reported in the Chinese literature are summarized.

KEYWORDS: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding, unusual cause, China

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