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J R Soc Med. 1985 August; 78(8): 628–629.
PMCID: PMC1289833

Massive gastrointestinal bleeding in Crohn's disease.


Massive gastrointestinal bleeding is rare in Crohn's disease. Three young adult patients are reported in whom the diagnosis of Crohn's disease was made following investigation for life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding.

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