Monthly Archives: Feb 2017

What is Hematemesis?


The main causes that can cause a high digestive hemorrhage and the presence of hematemesis can be due to a duodenal or gastric ulcer, tumors in the upper digestive tract, lesions in the gastric mucosa, esophageal varices, Mallory-Weiss tears (tearing at the junction between the esophagus and the stomach, especially related to alcoholism), tears due to intense vomiting, a hiatal hernia or cirrhosis of the liver and among others.

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What is Vasculitis?

What is Vasculitis?The term “vasculitis” includes a group of autoimmune diseases, common feature of condition is inflammation of blood vessels. However, symptoms and course of these diseases can show great differences.

Primary and secondary vasculitis must be differentiated: Primary vasculitis is an autoimmune disease independent of the group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The major forms of vasculitis are classified into three major groups depending on whether vascular inflammation affects small, medium or large blood vessels:

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