By Karen E. Kim
Best specialists within the fields of gastroenterology, surgical procedure, and radiology comprehensively evaluation the pathophysiology, analysis, administration, and therapy of acute bleeding issues of the GI tract. The authors holiday down acute bleeding into higher and reduce GI tract assets and supply a differential analysis for every disorder, evidence-based algorithms for scientific perform, remedy modalities for its administration, and criteria of care. The authors define the numerous dilemmas confronted by means of physicians of their method of their sufferers, reminiscent of localization of the bleeding resource (upper vs lower), the necessity and timing for emergency endoscopy, and the timing for radiologic intervention and/or surgical procedure.
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Viral, fungal, and bacterial infections of the esophagus typically present 18 Stevoff and Hirano with dysphagia and/or odynophagia rather than acute upper GI bleeding. Most of the published literature regarding acute upper GI bleeding secondary to esophageal infection is in the form of case reports or small series. Viral Esophagitis HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 have each been reported to cause esophagitis (41,42). The most common presentation is that of acute-onset odynophagia and dysphagia, retrosternal pain, and fever.
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