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Revista chilena de pediatría

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RODRIGUEZ G, Lorena; FAUNDEZ H, Rossana  and  MAURE O, Daniela. Chronic Abdominal Pain in children. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2012, vol.83, n.3, pp. 279-289. ISSN 0370-4106.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0370-41062012000300010.

Chronic Abdominal Pain (CAP) in children is a common cause to seek medical care. This paper summarizes current physiological and biochemical concepts that help in understanding the symptomatology. A review of the main etiological causes connected to CAP is offered, as well as a systematic process to evaluate and diagnose each. Recommendations for management and referral are provided.

Keywords : Abdominal Pain; gastrointestinal disorders; Helicobacter pilory; dispepsia.

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