Lower GI Bleeding in Children

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Definition. Originates from the intestine distal to the ligament of Treitz, which is located at the junction of the duodenum and jejunum. Definition. Melena: passage per rectum of black tarry stools; usually indicates upper GI bleedHematochezia: passage of bright red blood per rectum; usually indicated lower GI bleed, but can occur with massive upper GI bleed.

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