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GORD in children

By Yadlapalli Kumar and Rajini Sarvananthan

Abstract

Reflux of gastric contents into the oesophagus in children causes recurrent vomiting (usually before 6 weeks of age), epigastric and abdominal pain, feeding difficulties, failure to thrive, and irritability. At least half of infants regurgitate feeds at least once a day, but this only causes other problems in about 20% of infants, and most cases resolve spontaneously by 12 to 18 months of age.Risk factors include lower oesophageal sphincter disorders, hiatus hernia, gastric distension, raised intra-abdominal pressure, and neurodevelopmental problems

Topics: Child Health
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2907988
Provided by: PubMed Central
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