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Epistaxis

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Recurrent epistaxis in a 15-year-old female the most common cause is: (DNB Dec 2011)



A Juvenile nasopharyngeal fibroma

B Rhinosporiodiosis

C Foregin body

D Hematopoietic disorder

Ans. D Hematopoietic disorder

As such this answer is not given anywhere but we can come to the correct answer by exclusion

Option "a" is Juvenile nasopharyngeal fibroma.

It is seen in adolescent males and is therefore the most common cause of recurrent epistaxis in males and not in females. -Dhingra 5th/ed p 261, 6th/ed p 346

Option "b" is Rhinosporidiosis is a cause of epistaxis but usually occurs in young males from India. -Turner 1 Oth/ed p 61

Option "c" is Foreign body which is a cause of epistaxis in children and is not commonly seen in 15 years of age.

So we are left with hematopoietic disorder which can be seen in a 15 years old female. -Dhingra 5th/ed p 176

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