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The Question of an Infectious Etiology or Contribution to the Pathogenesis of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis.
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PMID:  24345839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) is a concerning cause of non-bilious vomiting in the neonatal population. While a number of etiological theories exist, its exact cause remains nebulous. The question of an infectious etiology (or contribution) has been previously examined in case reports and case series, with recent support through suggestions of seasonality and familial aggregation with unclear inheritance patterns. This review discusses the published literature regarding infectious etiologies of IHPS. Further, it attempts to demonstrate that newer research regarding a NOS1 genetic etiology does not exclude, but rather can be consistent with, an infectious etiology.
Authors:
Taher Modarressi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-4801     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr.     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211545     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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