What is the underlying rate of serious colonic disease in low-risk patients under age 50 with mild hematochezia?
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Serious colonic disease—defined as colon cancer, adenomatous polyps, or inflammatory bowel disease— is found in 15% to 31% of hemodynamically stable patients aged less than 50 years with hematochezia (SOR: B, observational studies).
Evidence-based practice 16, no. 03 (2013): 08-09