Otolaryngology Online Journal

Case Blog - Otolaryngology Online Journal (2014) Volume 4, Issue 1

Aetiology and Management of Epistaxis in Children - Prospective Study of a Series Of 50 Cases

This prospective study was conducted on 50 pediatric patients in the age group of 0- 15 years presented with nasal bleed. The study was conducted for a period of one year from July 2009 to September 2010. Descriptions of the patients (age, gender), cause of nasal bleeding, associated clinical features, treatment and results were noted. The common causes of epistaxis in children were idiopathic, digital picking, upper respiratory tract infections, and nasal foreign body. Most of the cases responded to conservative measures, in one case surgical treatment had to be done.

Author(s): Vikram VJ ,Thota Prasad ,Sahoo GC

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