Dyspepsia in childhood. Clinical manifestations and management

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2007 (EN)
Dyspepsia in childhood. Clinical manifestations and management (EN)

N. Eugenides, G. Arsos, Vasiliki Demertzidou,
N. Nikolaides, I. Xinias, Olga Giouleme,, K. Spiroglou, G. Paroutoglou,

SUMMARY Objectives: In recent studies there is little data regarding functional dyspepsia in childhood. This study aimed to determine the frequency, clinical manifestations and treatment of functional dyspepsia in childhood. Methods: The study sample consisted of 548 children with recurrent abdominal pain (age range: 4-14 years). A standardized questionnaire was used to investigate the symptoms of functional dyspepsia as recorded in similar studies for adults. Baseline laboratory tests were carried out for each patient. Additionally, the severity of clinical manifestations and the presence of accompanying symptoms, which might trigger or exacerbate the condition, were investigated. Prokinetic or acid-reducing drugs were used according to the judgment of the attending pediatrician. Results: Finally 348 children (180 male, 168 female) met the inclusion criteria. Children within severe form of dyspepsia had more frequent nausea (p (EN)




Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 17, No 2 (2004) (EN)

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