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Fifteen-minute consultation: Investigation and management of childhood epistaxis
  1. Somiah Siddiq,
  2. Joe Grainger
  1. Department of ENT, Birmingham Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to Somiah Siddiq, Department of ENT, Birmingham Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH, UK; somiah.siddiq{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Recurrent epistaxis is very common in children, and the majority of cases are self-limiting with simple first aid measures. However, recurrent episodes are a source of distress and anxiety for child and parent alike, and commonly result in hospital referral. We present a structured approach highlighting initial assessment, examination and management including when to refer to ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery.

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