Author(s): Wong SH
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Abstract The classic approach to the management of intestinal haemorrhage due to typhoid infection has been conservative, with sedation, rest to the intestine, blood transfusion and antibiotics. However, in the event of massive and persistent haemorrhage which does not respond to conservative measures, emergency resection should be considered. Surgical resection by removing the major ulcer-bearing areas will stop the bleeding and the intestine is not friable.
This article was published in Br J Surg
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System