Guaiac-negative | definition of guaiac-negative by Medical dictionary
guaiac-negative Physical examination adjective Referring to stool that is negative for occult blood, see there.
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Physical examination revealed stable vital signs except temperature (38.9[degrees]C), no jaundice, soft nontender abdomen, guaiac-negative
stools, no localized tenderness over the spine, and no limitation of spine mobility.
A retrospective review of 43 children with HSP and abdominal pain who were treated with prednisone 1 to 2 mg/kg showed that the treatment may have a role in hastening resolution of the self-limited pain. These patients, however, were not separated into guaiac-positive and guaiac-negative
groups; doing so might have explained the severity of the gastrointestinal lesions.
Our patient had guaiac-negative
iron deficiency anemia and polyarthralgia.