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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-009938
  • Case Report

Massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage in a teenager caused by Campylobacterenteritis

  1. C Sinha4
  1. 1Department of Paediatric Urology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Children Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Paediatric Surgery, LRI, Leicester, UK
  4. 4Department of Paediatric Surgery, NNUH, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ramnik Patel, ramnik{at}doctors.org.uk

Summary

A 14-year-old boy presented with a very unusual complication of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding mimicking bleeding from Meckel's diverticulum who needed blood transfusions and required mini-exploration. He was found to have Campylobacter enteritis with bleeding from multiple mucosal ulcers in the ileocaecal region, which is presented with a review of the literature.

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