Thalidomide in angiodysplasia-related bleeding

J. P. Boey, U. Hahn, S. Sagheer, S. J. Mcrae

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal haemorrhage from angiodysplastic lesions is not only difficult to identify, but often refractory to endoscopic intervention. Patients often require substantial transfusion support. Thalidomide has emerged as a promising medical strategy in angiodysplasia-related bleeding. We present our experience and report the findings from a review of the literature. Despite its side-effect profile, thalidomide remains the therapeutic modality with the best evidence in this difficult clinical scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-976
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Volume45
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Angiodysplasia
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • Thalidomide
  • Von willebrand disease

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