Aerophagia in children: characterization of a functional gastrointestinal disorder.

  title={Aerophagia in children: characterization of a functional gastrointestinal disorder.},
  author={Denesh K. Chitkara and Albert Jan Bredenoord and Mei Wang and Mary Jo Rucker and Nicholas J Talley},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  volume={17 4},
The purpose of this study was to describe presenting symptoms, diagnostic testing, treatments and outcomes in a group of children with a diagnosis of aerophagia. A computerized diagnostic index was used to identify all children between the age of 1 and 17 years diagnosed with aerophagia at a tertiary care medical centre between 1975 and 2003. Individual medical charts were abstracted for information on the demographics, clinical features, co-morbid diagnoses, diagnostic work up and treatment of… CONTINUE READING


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