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The etiology of upper gastrointestinal bleeding in cirrhotic patients.

Authors
  • Romcea, Anca Alexandra
  • Tanţău, Marcel
  • Seicean, Andrada
  • Pascu, Oliviu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clujul medical (1957)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
86
Issue
1
Pages
21–23
Identifiers
PMID: 26527909
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

In our study, almost 27% of cirrhotic patients with upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage had bleeding from a non-variceal source, the most common etiology being peptic ulcer. Variceal bleeding is more severe and bears a higher mortality rate than non-variceal bleeding.

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