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Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2019 July-August;178(7-8):576-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.18.03886-X

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

A rare case of massive gastrointestinal bleeding

Seda GULEC 1, Nafiye URGANCİ 2, Ovgu AYDİN 3, Derya KALYONCU 1, 4

1 Division of Pediatrics, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 2 Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey; 3 Department of Pathology, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey; 4 Division of Pediatrics, İstinye State Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey



Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a systemic connective tissue disorder is characterized by progressive calcification and degeneration in elastic fibrils. The gastrointestinal bleeding is the second most common sign following the retinal hemorrhage. Herein, we report the first case of pseudoxanthoma elasticum with both upper and lower gastrointestinal bleeding.


KEY WORDS: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage; Child

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