Hematemesis

Marc J. Kahn, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Copyright of the American Society of Hematology, 2006. ISSN: 1931-6860.

This case was reviewed and updated in March 2012 by Dr. Howard Liebman and members of the Teaching Cases Subcommittee.

IV. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Which of the following are likely differential diagnoses for each problem on this patient’s problem list? Consider each of the following and click on the most likely options.

Coagulopathy
Liver disease
Low platelets
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory use
 
Liver disease
Alcohol
Hepatitis C
 
Origin of anemia and gastrointestinal blood loss
Esophageal
Gastritis
Peptic ulcer disease
Mallory-Weiss tear
Spur cell hemolytic anemia


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