Revista chilena de pediatría
Print version ISSN 0370-4106
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.