Article Text

PDF

Pyrexia and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate in acute gastro-duodenal haemorrhage
  1. R. S. Chapman,
  2. S. D. Mohamed

    Abstract

    Rises in the body temperature and the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in the absence of significant associated disease, were each observed in one-third of a large series of patients with acute gastro-duodenal haemorrhage.

    While only 15% of the patients showed both a pyrexial reaction and a rise in the ESR, fully 55% of the cases showed one or the other abnormality.

    There was no significant difference in the incidence of these abnormalities in haematemesis from chronic duodenal ulcer, chronic gastric ulcer or acute gastric erosion and the rise in the ESR showed no signficant correlation with the severity of bleeding.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.