Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Neonates and Toddlers

Judith Zeevenhooven, Maartje M. J. Singendonk, Ilan J. N. Koppen, Marc A. Benninga

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Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are common in infants and toddlers and are characterized by chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal symptoms that cannot be explained by structural or biochemical abnormalities. This article sheds light on the most common FGIDs in infants and toddlers, including regurgitation and gastroesophageal reflux (GER), infant dyschezia, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, and infant colic. This article describes the background, pathophysiology, diagnostic evaluation, and management strategies of these FGIDs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition
ISBN (Electronic)9780128124604
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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NameEncyclopedia of Gastroenterology, Second Edition

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