Intestinal angiodysplasia, an uncommon cause of severeanemia in children
Giulia Spina, Marco Roversi1Maria Rosaria Marchili, Alberto Villani2
1University of Rome Tor Vergata,Academic Department, Rome Italy2Pediatric and Infectious Diseases Unit, Academic Department, Rome, Italy
We admitted an eleven-years-old girl with a severe irondeficiency anaemia. She had chronic abdominal pain anda positive faecal occult blood test. Gastrointestinalendoscopy revealed an infection by Helicobacter Pylori,which was treated accordingly. After 2 weeks the girl stillhad pain. Capsule endoscopy revealed an angiodysplasiaof the ileum, whose resection lead to remission ofsymptoms.