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Hematemesis children

Takaki Emura, Kenji Hosoda, Shota Harai, Noboru Oyachi, Takeyuki Suzuki, Ken Takada, Koji Kobayashi, Hisatake Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Massive gastrointestinal bleeding in children, mostly caused by esophageal varices secondary to chronic liver disease, is uncommon. Dieulafoy lesion in the gastrointestinal tract is a rare but important cause of gastrointestinal bleeding; massive bleeding from this lesion can be fatal unless adequate treatment is promptly initiated. We report a case of gastric Dieulafoy lesion in a 2-year old successfully treated with endoscopic hemoclipping. CASE PRESENTATION: A 2-year-old Japanese boy was admitted to our department with sudden massive hematemesis...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Mohammad Ashkan Moslehi, Mohammad Hadi Imanieh, Ali Adib
Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a common incidence in young children. Leeches are rarely reported as FBA at any age. This study describes a 15-year-old female who presented with hemoptysis, hematemesis, coughs, melena, and anemia seven months prior to admission. Chest X-ray showed a round hyperdensity in the right lower lobe. A chest computed tomography (CT) demonstrated an area of consolidation and surrounding ground glass opacities in the right lower lobe. Hematological investigations revealed anemia. Finally, bronchoscopy was performed and a 5 cm leech was found within the right B7-8 bronchus and removed by forceps and a Dormia basket...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
Laila Alawdah, Ahmad Nahari, Dayel Alshahrani, Musa Fagih, Shahid Ghazi, Abdulrahman Al-Hussaini
Gastrointestinal sarcoidosis is a rare disease with very limited data in children. Here we report the first pediatric case of successful treatment with infliximab. The first case was an 8-year-old Saudi girl who presented with fever, weight loss, and abdominal pain that was followed in a few months with hematemesis and development of hepatosplenomegaly. The second case was a 9-year-old Sudanese boy who manifested with vomiting, epigastric pain, and weight loss. On upper endoscopy, both cases demonstrated severe erosive nodular gastric mucosa...
September 2016: Saudi Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association
Markus Franke, Andrea Geiß, Peter Greiner, Ulrich Wellner, Hans-Jürgen Richter-Schrag, Dirk Bausch, Andreas Fischer
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Gastrointestinal bleeding in children and adolescents accounts for up to 20 % of referrals to gastroenterologists. Detailed management guidelines exist for gastrointestinal bleeding in adults, but they do not encompass children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to assess gastrointestinal bleeding in pediatric patients and to determine an investigative management algorithm accounting for the specifics of children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Pediatric patients with gastrointestinal bleeding admitted to our endoscopy unit from 2001 to 2009 (n = 154) were identified...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Arit Parkash, Huma Arshad Cheema, Hassan Suleman Malik, Zafar Fayyaz
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentations, laboratory features and management of congenital hepatic fibrosis patients at a tertiary care hospital. METHODS: The case series was conducted at The Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Lahore, Pakistan, from July 2013 to June 2015, and comprised patients of congenital hepatic fibrosis diagnosed on the basis of liver biopsy. SPSS 20 was used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: The mean age of 25 patients in the study was 8...
August 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Burak Gumuscu, Kevin Norwood, George A Parker, C Lee Bridges, Carl B Rountree
INTRODUCTION: A 13-year-old African-American female presented to her primary care physician's office with fatigue, syncope, and hematemesis. After initial evaluation, the patient was referred to pediatric gastroenterology clinic for further evaluation. MAIN CONCERNS, IMPORTANT FINDINGS: An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed to evaluate the source of her bleeding. Endoscopy revealed a 3-cm mass in the lesser curvature of the stomach, and a biopsy of the mass revealed a concern for carcinoid (neuroendocrine) features...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Behdad Gharib, Masoud Mohammadpour, Bahareh Yaghmaie, Meisam Sharifzadeh, Mehrzad Mehdizadeh, Fatemeh Zamani, Rouhollah Edalatkhah, Reihaneh Mohsenipour
We present a case of caustic ingestion by a 1.5-year-old boy. The caustic agent was drain opener which is a strong alkaline substance. Children in Iran and many other countries are still exposed to not "child proof" (child resistant packaging) toxic substance containers. Ingestion of caustic agents may lead to necrosis, perforation, and strictures. Substances that are ingested more frequently are liquid alkali material which causes severe, deep liquefaction necrosis. Common signs and symptoms of caustic agents are vomiting, drooling, refusal to drink, oral burns, stridor, hematemesis, dyspnea, dysphagia and abdominal pain...
July 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
Hanan M Fouad, Nour A Abdulla, Suzan El Naghy, Ehsan H Hassan, Amal Abd El-Hamid
Upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) symptoms are not disease specific and of limited value in the differentiation of GIT disorders. The present study aimed to determine the etiology of chronic unspecific symptoms in children and to test the need for upper endoscopy in diagnosis. This is a prospective study for 30 Egyptian children presented with chronic upper GIT symptoms for at least 2 months. History regarding severity and frequency of GIT symptoms were asked for. Children with known disorder that explains presenting symptoms were excluded...
April 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Society of Parasitology
Srećko Severinski, Ivona Butorac Ahel, Aleksandar Ovuka, Arijan Verbić
Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a complex metabolic state characterized by hyperglycemia, metabolic acidosis and ketonuria. Cerebral edema is the most common rare complication of DKA in children. The objective of the study was to emphasize the importance of careful evaluation and monitoring for signs and symptoms of cerebral edema in all children undergoing treatment for DKA. We present a case of 11-year-old girl with a history of diabetes mellitus type I (T1DM) who presented with severe DKA complicated by hypovolemic shock, cerebral edema and hematemesis...
August 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
Z H Deng, L R Jiang, B Zhang, Y Z Xu, C H Shen, T Zhou, Q Xia, T A Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the pathogenesis, treatment and prognosis of primary hypogammaglobulinemia complicated with liver cirrhosis in a child. METHOD: Pathogenesis, treatment and prognosis of X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA ) complicated with liver cirrhosis in a child were analyzed in Shanghai Children's Medical Center.Using"primary hypogammaglobulinemia"and"liver cirrhosis"as keywords, literatures were searched from Pubmed and Chinese data of Weipu and Wanfang data from January 1988 to January 2015...
May 2016: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
Nicoleta Gimiga, Claudia Olaru, Smaranda Diaconescu, Ingrith Miron, Marin Burlea
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the common etiologies, clinical and biological patterns of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) in children from a hospital center in Northeast Romania. METHODS: This seven-year retrospective study was performed from 2007 to 2013 in St. Mary Children's Emergency Hospital, Jassy, Romania and included all children who referred to our center with UGIB exteriorized by hematemesis or melena. Endoscopy was performed under conscious sedation/general anesthesia after the informed consent was obtained...
June 2016: Minerva Pediatrica
Futoshi Kabayashi, Munehiro Saiki, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Takeshi Onohara, Yuichiro Kishimoto, Shingo Harada, Motonobu Nishimura
Foreign body ingestion is more common in children than in adults, and sharp foreign body ingestion is extremely rare. We report a 93-year-old woman who was unaware of foreign body ingestion and who presented with sudden hematemesis and circulatory collapse. Computed tomography showed a hiatus hernia and part of the stomach herniating in the posterior mediastinum. Additionally, a needle-shaped object was seen penetrating the aorta through the herniated gastric wall. Therefore, immediate endovascular repair of the aorta was performed...
May 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Norishi Ueda
Background.  There is no literature review on gastroduodenal perforation or ulcer (GDPU) with rotavirus (RV) and norovirus (NoV) gastroenteritis. Methods.  Pediatric cases of GDPU or upper gastrointestinal bleeding with RV and NoV gastroenteritis were searched from September 1974 until October 2015 using PubMed, Google for English, other-language-publications, and Ichushi ( for Japanese-language publications. All reports confirming GDPU or upper gastrointestinal bleeding with RV and NoV gastroenteritis were eligible for inclusion in the study...
January 2016: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Sunil Pawar, Vinay Zanwar, Ashok Mohite, Ravindra Surude, Pravin Rathi, Meenakshi Balasubramani
Congenital hepatic fibrosis is a rare cause of portal hypertension and esophageal varices in children. We report cases of siblings with biopsy proven congenital hepatic fibrosis and with atypical retinitis pigmentosa. They presented with repeated episodes of jaundice along with progressive decrease of vision in night. They had hepatosplenomegaly and portal hypertension with esophageal varices. One of the siblings had a large regenerating nodule replacing the entire right lobe of the liver and other one developed repeated hematemesis...
November 5, 2015: Clinics and Practice
Iftikhar Ahmad Jan, Asma Al Nuaimi, Basma Al Hamoudi, Khalid Al Naqbi, Mohammad Bilal
Esophageal duplication cysts are rare congenital abnormalities of the foregut and may be associated with other conditions. Association of esophageal duplication with Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) has not been reported in children. We are reporting a case of a 16 months baby who had antenatal diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia. Postnatal CTchest, however, suggested a distal esophageal duplication cyst and a contrast esophagogram showed grade-IV GER. A thoracoscopy in another hospital excluded esophageal duplication at that time...
February 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Sabrina Cardile, Massimo Martinelli, Arrigo Barabino, Paolo Gandullia, Salvatore Oliva, Giovanni Di Nardo, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Francesca Rea, Gian Luigi De' Angelis, Barbara Bizzarri, Graziella Guariso, Enzo Masci, Annamaria Staiano, Erasmo Miele, Claudio Romano
AIM: To investigate gastrointestinal complications associated with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) use in children. METHODS: A retrospective, multicenter study was conducted between January 2005 and January 2013, with the participation of 8 Italian pediatric gastroenterology centers. We collected all the cases of patients who refer to emergency room for suspected gastrointestinal bleeding following NSAIDs consumption, and underwent endoscopic evaluation...
February 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Ajay Kaul, Kanwar K Kaul
Cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a functional disorder characterized by stereotypical episodes of intense vomiting separated by weeks to months. Although it can occur at any age, the most common age at presentation is 3-7 years. There is no gender predominance. The precise pathophysiology of CVS is not known but a strong association with migraine headaches, in the patient as well as the mother indicates that it may represent a mitochondriopathy. Studies have also suggested the role of an underlying autonomic neuropathy involving the sympathetic nervous system in its pathogenesis...
December 2015: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Richard A Lirio
Upper gastrointestinal (UGI) bleeding is generally defined as bleeding proximal to the ligament of Treitz, which leads to hematemesis. There are several causes of UGI bleeding necessitating a detailed history to rule out comorbid conditions, medications, and possible exposures. In addition, the severity, timing, duration, and volume of the bleeding are important details to note for management purposes. Despite the source of the bleeding, acid suppression with a proton-pump inhibitor has been shown to be effective in minimizing rebleeding...
January 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
A E Eskander, B I Mounir, C M Ghobrial, H M El-Karaksy
BACKGROUND: Data about the association of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) are scarce in children. AIM: The present study aimed to fill the knowledge gap in this area. METHODS: To achieve this goal we studied the prevalence of H. pylori infection in a group of infants and children with PHG using rapid urease test and histological demonstration of H. pylori in gastric mucosal biopsy obtained by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy...
November 25, 2015: Minerva Pediatrica
Terapong Tantawichien
Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever are re-emerging diseases that are endemic in the Tropics. The global prevalence of dengue cases has increased in South-East Asia, Africa, the Western Pacific, and the Americas. The increasingly widespread distribution and the rising incidence of dengue virus infections are related to increased distribution of Aedes aegypti, an increasingly urban population, and increasing air travel. Several Southeast Asian countries show that the age of the reported dengue cases has increased from 5-9 years, to older children and young adults...
2015: Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
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