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Gastro-oesophageal reflux 

Gastro-oesophageal reflux
Chapter:
Gastro-oesophageal reflux
Source:
Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Paediatrics) (1 ed.)
Author(s):

R. Mark Beattie

, Anil Dhawan

, and John W.L. Puntis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198569862.003.0025

Introduction 182

Reflux oesophagitis 182

Symptoms and signs of GORD 183

Investigation 184

Indications for investigation of presumed gastro-oesophageal reflux 186

Management 188

Specific treatment 190

Gastro-oesophageal reflux is very common. It refers to the passage of gastric contents into the lower oesophagus. It is a normal physiological phenomenon, particularly common in infancy. It is also seen in older children and adults, particularly after meals. It is secondary to transient relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter not associated with swallowing....

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