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  • Obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is defined as persistent or recurrent GI bleeding after negative evaluations with upper endoscopy and colonoscopy.
  • Accounts for approximately 5% of GI bleeding.
  • Obscure GI bleeding can further be classified as being overt or occult.

-Overt GI bleeding is clinically evident, with either hematemesis, hematochezia, or melena.

-Occult GI bleeding manifests as iron deficiency anemia or a positive fecal occult blood test.

  • Our case demonstrates a rare cause of obscure occult GI bleeding.



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