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Bile-stained vomiting in neonates
  1. C J Morley1,
  2. T J Cole2
  1. 1
    The Royal Women’s and Royal Children’s Hospitals, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2
    University College London, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
  1. Professor C J Morley, The Royal Women’s Hospital, 132 Grattan Street, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia; colin.morley{at}

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We read with interest the case of bile-stained vomiting in a 3-week-old infant presented by Kumar and Curry.1 They comment at the end, “This case demonstrates that bilious vomiting in a new born baby should always be taken seriously”.

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