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Question: What are the less common causes of lower GI bleeding?

Answer:

  • Less common causes include
  1. Meckel’s diverticulum
  2. Ischemic or inflammatory bowel disease
  3. Solitary ulcers of the cecum and rectum

Reference: Sleisenger MH, Fordtran JS (eds): Gastrointestinal Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Management, 7th ed. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 2003.

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