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Debate about blood pressure and epistaxis will continue

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1181
  1. Andreas F P Temmel, senior registrar,
  2. Christian Quint, senior registrar,
  3. Josef Toth, senior registrar
  1. Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Vienna, A-1090 Vienna, Austria

    EDITOR—Manfredini et al in showed a circadian variation in the onset of epistaxis in their paper.1 Epistaxis is the second most common cause of spontaneous bleeding. Of the two categories of epistaxis, mundane and severe, the mundane, usually anterior epistaxis, is the more common. Manfredini et al did not, however, report on the subgroups of epistaxis.

    Sixty per cent of …

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