Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Intestinal AVM Incidence

Facts about angiodysplasia:

  • About 8 out of 1,000 people in the US over the age of 50 have angiodysplasia.
  • Angiodysplasia is one of the most common causes of lower gastrointestinal bleeding in individuals over age 50.

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Last Updated: Nov 29, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Intestinal AVM References
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