What Does a Pediatrician Need to Know About Chronic Diarrhea?

Author(s): Mukadder A. Selimoglu, Vildan Ertekin

Journal Name: Current Pediatric Reviews

Volume 1 , Issue 3 , 2005

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A wide spectrum of disorders may cause chronic diarrhea in children and most of the times, it is not very easy to establish a specific diagnosis by pediatricians. In this review, some simple clues regarding history, physical examination, and laboratory tests are given to pediatricians in order to help their approach to the infant/child/adolescent with chronic diarrhea. Among the causes, post-enteritis syndrome, a still common but under-recognized entity especially in under-developed or developing countries, is also discussed.

Keywords: Children, chronic diarrhea, and post-enteritis syndrome

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Year: 2005
Page: [253 - 260]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157339605774574980
Price: $65

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