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Epistaxis

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Systemic causes of epistaxis are all except: (LQ)



A Hypertension

B Anticoagulant treatment

C Hereditary telangiectasia

D Hemophilia

Ans. D Hemophilia Ref. Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 2 p 1605

Epistaxis in Adult

Primary

Secondary

No cause is identified but may be due to.

Use of NSAIDs

Use of Alcohol

Hypertension

Cause is identified and it is due to:

Coagulopathy secondary to liver disease/kidney disease/leukemia or myelosuppression

Trauma

Post surgery like inferior turbinectomy, Endoscopic sinus surgery

Warfarin intake (anticoagulant treatment)

Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia

Hemophilia is a Secondary Cause of Epistaxis in Children Ref. Scott Brown 7th/ed Vol 1 p 1065

Hence the answer is d . hemophilia which is not a cause of secondary epistaxis but is implicated in the etiology of primary epistaxis though its role is doubted there also.

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