TITLE

Management of bloody diarrhoea in children in primary care

AUTHOR(S)
Murphy, M. Stephen
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);5/3/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7651, p1010
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents an overview of the management of bloody diarrhea in children, which is uncommon in most children and can indicate the presence of serious disease. A discussion of the prevalence of bloody diarrhea in children, and of the most likely causes of it, is presented. The proper investigation of bloody diarrhea and intestinal infections in children by physicians is discussed. Cases where physicians should suspect inflammatory bowel disease in children who present with bloody diarrhea are examined. INSET: SUMMARY POINTS.
ACCESSION #
32006183

 

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