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Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy in children with recurrent abdominal pain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9078813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over a 3 year period from 1992 to 1995, 62 patients with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showing normal findings in 30 patients (48.4%), gastroduodentis 17 (27.4%), H. pylori gastritis 11 (17.7%) and esophagitis 4 (6.5%). Duodenal or gastric ulcer was not found. This study demonstrated more evidence of increased prevalence of organic causes of RAP than previous reports. Duration of illness of more than one year and vomiting were more common in H. pylori gastritis. Other symptoms including diarrhea, constipation, nocturnal awakening and pain related to meals could not differentiate between organic and functional cause. Major cases of H. pylori gastritis and gastroduodenitis responded to triple drug therapy and H2 blockers respectively.
P Aanpreung; K Atisook; P Suwanagool; C Vajaradul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-17     Completed Date:  1997-04-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology*
Duodenitis / complications,  microbiology
Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal*
Gastroenteritis / complications,  microbiology
Helicobacter Infections / complications

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