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Gastroenterological emergencies 

Gastroenterological emergencies
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Gastroenterological emergencies
Author(s):

Punit S. Ramrakha

, Kevin P. Moore

, and Amir H. Sam

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198797425.003.0003
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date: 22 July 2019

This chapter describes gastroenterological emergencies, including acute upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, peptic ulcer disease, erosive gastritis/oesophagitis, variceal haemorrhage, Mallory–Weiss tear, gastroenteritis (acute, bacterial, viral), Clostridium difficile, giardiasis, travellers’ diarrhoea, bloody diarrhoea, dysentery (bacterial, amoebic), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), jaundice, hepatitis (viral, alcoholic, drug-induced, autoimmune), acholuric jaundice, sepsis, ischaemic hepatitis, obstructive jaundice, gallstone disease, acute cholecystitis, biliary obstruction, ascites, acute liver failure, ‘acute-on-chronic’ liver failure, hepatic encephalopathy, liver abscesses, and acute pancreatitis.

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