Outcome in children under 5 years of age with constipation: a prospective follow-up study.

@article{Elshimy2000OutcomeIC,
  title={Outcome in children under 5 years of age with constipation: a prospective follow-up study.},
  author={N Elshimy and Brian V. Gallagher and Dee West and Mark David Stringer and John William Lambert Puntis},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2000},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={25-7}
}
Constipation in the pre-school child is common and causes considerable distress to children and their parents. There is a lack of information regarding prognosis in this group of patients although some are clearly at risk of developing long-term difficulties with defaecation. We have previously reported characteristics of children under 5 years of age referred to hospital over a one-year period with idiopathic constipation. We now report outcome data after 18 months of follow-up in 41 of the… CONTINUE READING