Pediatric airway manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux.

  title={Pediatric airway manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux.},
  author={Diana M. Burton and Seth M. Pransky and Richard M. Katz and Donald B. Kearns and Arlene Seid},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  volume={101 9},
Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) in children may be classified as physiologic or pathologic, depending on its degree and consequences. There are many head and neck complications of GER in pediatric patients, but most numerous are the airway manifestations, including stridor, recurrent croup, exacerbation of subglottic stenosis, laryngeal irritation with or without laryngospasm, chronic cough, and obstructive apnea. Diagnosis may be difficult unless there is a high index of suspicion for GER and… CONTINUE READING


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