Diagnostic algorithm for recurrent abdominal pain in children

Children who suffer from recurrent abdominal pain are a very heterogeneous group of patients. The organic, psychological and functional causes of this disorder overlap, making both the diagnosis and the treatment more difficult. The contribution of Rome criteria is in defining symptoms that helps in diagnosing functional disorders and thus lessen the number of unnecessary diagnostic procedures. The purpose of this algorithm is to help physicians diagnose and treat children with recurrent abdominal pain.
Keywords: ABDOMINAL PAIN – etiology, diagnosis, therapy; ALGORITHMS; RECURRENCE
Category: Guidelines
Volume: Vol. 52, No 2, april - june 2008
Authors: J. Grgurić, M. Hegeduš-Jungvirth, G. Palčevski, Z. Mišak, M. Peršić, I. Barbarić, M. Dujšin, N. Jelić, Z. Jurčić, S. Kolaček, Lj. Pinotić, D. Radman, D. Tješić-Drinković, J. Vuković
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