Chronic constipation in Turkish children: clinical findings and applicability of classification criteria.

@article{Aydodu2009ChronicCI,
  title={Chronic constipation in Turkish children: clinical findings and applicability of classification criteria.},
  author={Sema Aydoğdu and M. Cemal Cakir and Hasan Ali Y{\"u}ksekkaya and Çiğdem Arikan and G{\"o}khan T{\"u}mg{\"o}r and Maşallah Baran and Raşit Vural Yağci},
  journal={The Turkish journal of pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={146-53}
}
We aimed to evaluate general features of children with chronic constipation and classified them according to the Iowa criteria and Rome II criteria in order to analyze applicability of these criteria in our population. The medical records of 485 children who were referred for chronic constipation over a six-year period were evaluated retrospectively. We found that 7.7% of the cases had an organic pathology, and short segment Hirschsprung disease was the leading cause. Other children (92.3… CONTINUE READING
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