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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease -- Child

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by Kellicker PG

(GERD—Child; Chronic Heartburn—Child; Reflux Esophagitis—Child; Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease—Child; GORD—Child; Heartburn—Child; Reflux—Child)

 

Risk Factors

The following factors increase the chances of developing GERD:
 

Symptoms

Symptoms of GERD include:
 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will be done. Your child may need to see a pediatric gastroenterologist. This type of doctor focuses on diseases of the stomach and intestines.
Tests may include:
 

RESOURCES

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
http://cdhnf.org

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

About Kids Health
http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca

Canadian Digestive Health Foundation
http://www.cdhf.ca

 

References


Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 9, 2013. Accessed May 10, 2013.


Gastroesophageal reflux in children and adolescents. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gerinchildren/index.htm. Updated August 2006. Accessed May 10, 2013.


Pediatric GE reflux clinical practice guidelines. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2001;32:S1-S31.


Treating GERD. Ohio State University Medical Center website. Available at: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare%5Fservices/digestive%5Fdisorders/gerd%5Fheartburn/diagnosing%5Ftreating%5Fgerd/treating%5Fgerd/Pages/index.aspx. Accessed May 10, 2013.


3/1/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Maalox Total Relief and Maalox liquid products: medication use errors. US Food and Drug Administration website. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm200672.htm. Published February 17, 2010. Accessed March 2, 2010.

 

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