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M/C cause of epistaxis in 3 years old child: (LQ)



A Nasal polyp
B Foreign body

C Upper respiratory catarrh
D Atrophic rhinitis

Ans. C Upper respiratory catarrh Ref. Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 7 p 7064

Friends - I know some of you must be thinking foreign body as the answer but it is not the most common cause.

M/C cause of epistaxis in children is idiopathic.

2nd M/C cause of epistaxis in children is

Infection/Trauma

Development of crusts

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Nasal picking/Digital trauma

Nasal bleed

Still if you have doubt read the following lines of Scotts Brown:

"Epistaxis - Children are especially susceptible to nose bleeds due to extensive vascular supply to nasal mucosa and the frequency with which they develop upper respiratory tract infections." -Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 7 p 7063

"Epistaxis is more common in children with upper respiratory allergies." -Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 7 p 7063

''There is a seasonal variation with a higher prevalence in the winter months perhaps due to the greater frequency of upper respiratory tract infections." -Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 7 p 7063

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