The assessment and management of chronic pain in children.

  title={The assessment and management of chronic pain in children.},
  author={C. Robert Chambliss and Judith A Heggen and David N Copelan and Robert Pettignano},
  journal={Paediatric drugs},
  volume={4 11},
Chronic pain in children and adolescents is frequently misdiagnosed by caregivers. It is not treated until it results in the loss of routine ability and function. Chronic pain is often associated with underlying diseases commonly seen in childhood, including sickle cell disease, malignancy, rheumatologic disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, trauma, and states where there is no identifiable etiology. Chronic pain differs from acute pain in that it serves no useful function. Untreated or under… CONTINUE READING


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