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Table 3 Cause of rectal bleeding required by age group

From: Current role of colonoscopy in infants and young children: a multicenter study

  0 ≤ yr. < 2 2 ≤ yr. < 6 P-value
(n = 88) (n = 118)
Gender, male: female 51:37:00 75:43:00  
Age, yr., median ± SD 0.82 ± 0.54 3.83 ± 1.09  
Diagnosis
 EGIDs 38 (43%) 14 (12%) < 0.001
 Polyps/Polyposis 6 (6.8%) 31 (26%) < 0.001
 IBD 10 (11%) 26 (22%) 0.06
 Nonspecific Colitis 20 (23%) 14 (12%) 0.05
 Hemorrhoid/MPS 1 (1.1%) 11 (9.3%) 0.01
 Others* 6 (6.8%) 9 (7.6%)  
 Normal 7 (8.0%) 13 (11%)  
  1. EGIDs eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (including gastrointestinal allergy), IBD inflammatory bowel diseases, MPS mucosal prolapse syndrome
  2. * “Others” refers to diseases identified in fewer than two children