An overview of gastrointestinal illness in children

N. M. Magongwa, B. Matsaung, J. Motubatse, N. Schellack

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© Medpharm. This article aims to provide a concise overview of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions in children. GI conditions in children can be classified into various disease groups. This article is designed to focus on the functional, organic and infectious gastrointestinal conditions that are prevalent in children of all age groups. GI conditions in children result in emotional and physical pain to the child and tremendous distress to the caregiver. A review of GI conditions in recent and established research reveals novel methods of diagnosing and managing such conditions. Included in the article is up-to-date diagnostic criteria and management of functional gastrointestinal conditions (FGIDs) as well as information on recent treatment options for infectious gastrointestinal conditions, as adapted from the Essential Medicines List (South Africa).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


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