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Table 1 Etiological spectrum and endoscopic findings of upper GI bleeding

From: A Fibreoptic endoscopic study of upper gastrointestinal bleeding at Bugando Medical Centre in northwestern Tanzania: A retrospective review of 240 cases

Aetiology/endoscopic findings Frequency Percentage
Oesophageal varices 123 51.3
Duodenal ulcers 34 14.2
Gastritis 31 12.9
Gastric ulcers 26 10.8
Duodenitis 7 2.9
Oesophagitis 4 1.7
Oesophageal candidiasis 3 1.3
Gastric polyp 2 0.8
GERD 1 0.4
Oesophageal ulcers 1 0.4
Normal finding 8 3.3
Total 240 100
  1. Key: GERD = Gastro-esophageal reflux disease.