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Children and Digestive Problems

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Alagille Syndrome
Describes Alagille syndrome, a rare, inherited disorder that affects the liver. Covers the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook.
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Anatomic Problems of the Lower GI Tract
Provides a general overview of common anatomical problems of the lower GI tract. Describes how some problems develop during the fetal stage and others develop with age. Covers symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for the different conditions.
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Appendicitis
Describes appendicitis and the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.
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Biliary Atresia
Describes biliary atresia, a rare, life-threatening disease that damages the liver in newborns. Discusses symptoms and diagnosis. Describes the Kasai procedure––the most recognized surgical treatment for the disease.
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Celiac Disease
Contains general information about celiac disease and explains how it can disrupt the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Provides information about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Chronic Diarrhea in Children
Defines chronic diarrhea and discusses causes of chronic diarrhea in children, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
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Constipation in Children
Explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and management of constipation in children.
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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
Describes the four phases of cyclic vomiting syndrome. Also includes a review of causes, treatments, and tips to prevent cyclic vomiting syndrome.
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Diarrhea
Includes general information about diarrhea and the causes. Covers diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents publication thumbnail image

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents
Describes gastroesophageal reflux in children and adolescents, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Infants
Describes gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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Intestinal Pseudo-obstruction
Discusses chronic and acute forms of intestinal pseudo-obstruction and briefly describes symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this rare condition.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Defines irritable bowel syndrome. Describes diagnostic criteria and treatment and offers guidelines for parents.
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Lactose Intolerance
Explains the cause, risk factors, diagnostic tests, and management of lactose intolerance. Lists calcium-rich foods and foods that contain hidden lactose.
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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
Reviews primary sclerosing cholangitis, a disease that damages and blocks bile ducts and can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure. Discusses the causes, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease.
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Short Bowel Syndrome
Reviews short bowel syndrome, a disorder that typically occurs in people who have had half or more of their small intestine removed. Discusses the causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options.
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Viral Gastroenteritis
Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral gastroenteritis.
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What I need to know about Celiac Disease
Defines celiac disease and explains the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Includes examples of gluten-free diet options.
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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la enfermedad celíaca
Define la enfermedad celíaca y explica sus síntomas, diagnóstico y tratamiento. Presenta algunos ejemplos de la dieta sin gluten.
Versión PDF (1,102 KB) *

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What I need to know about Crohn’s Disease
Defines Crohn’s disease and describes common symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, complications, and treatment.
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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la enfermedad de Crohn
Describe la enfermedad de Crohn, los síntomas y complicaciones comunes de esta enfermedad, y las personas con más alto riesgo a desarollarla. Explica como diagnosticar la enfermedad de Crohn y los diferentes tipos de tratamiento disponibles.
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What I need to know about Lactose Intolerance
Defines lactose intolerance and provides information about its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la intolerancia a la lactosa
Define la intolerancia a la lactosa y proporciona información sobre sus síntomas, diagnóstico y tratamiento.
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Page last updated September 17, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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