Watermelon stomach: A rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleed

Raghavendra Rao, Shubha Sheshadri, Navin Patil, N. Karthik Rao, A. Avinash, Talha Ahmed, Sushil Kiran Kunder, Anurag Pathak

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Abstract

Iron deficiency anemia secondary to gastrointestinal bleeding is very common in the elderly, and has to be managed with utmost care. Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Although rare, it can be quite dramatic in its presentation and prognosis. The authors report a case of GAVE presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleed and severe anaemia in a 64-year-old female patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1409-1412
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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