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Gastrointestinal Bleeding

  • By: Chanukya R. Dasari & Angela Garner M.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding arising from lesions in the alimentary canal can be attributed to a variety of pathological and rarely even physiologically normal conditions such as simple tearing, vomiting, or excessive coughing. The entire digestive tract, consisting of the esophagus, ...

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