Four infants who have red, "bloody" stools

Jill Lowers, Arthur Jaffe, Joseph A. Zenel, Michael D. Cabana, Clement Donahue, Alan Uba

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The "bloody" stool is a common complaint in the primary care setting. Obtaining a history, performing a physical examination, and testing for fecal occult blood should help the practitioner distinguish hematochezia from the red stool due to ingestion of natural and artificial dyes and other substances that produce a red color. Although often benign, hematochezia may indicate significant underlying gastrointestinal pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-149
Number of pages4
JournalPediatrics in review
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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