Diagnostic Dilemma - Pediatric Oncall
Hematemesis
Author: Pediatric Oncall
Question
A 4 year old child presented with seizures {GTC – clenching of teeth} 1 day back and hematemesis {coffee coloured} next day morning. On examination, there was no abnormality detected. Investigations showed normal platelet count and prothrombin time {PT} and partial thromboplastin time {PTT}.
Expert Opinion :
Thanks. We did check the patient for a tongue bite and there were bite marks on the tongue. Thus it was likely to be swallowed blood.
Answer Discussion :
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Sonal Agrawal
Swallowed blood due to oral injury
5 years ago
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soad awadca
swallowed blood from biting tongue during seizures
5 years ago
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Nicolae Iagaru
To simply to be true {pitfall} _?
Tongue or mucosal haemorrhagia secondary to bite during tonic phase of seizures.

5 years ago
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Saberatcash
swallae blood
5 years ago
F
F. Khattabc
Swallowed blood due tooral trauma secondary to injury while clenching teeth
5 years ago
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