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Chronic constipation 

Chronic constipation
Chapter:
Chronic constipation
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/9780198569862.003.0038

Pathogenesis 267

Clinical assessment 269

Investigation 270

Practical management 271

Outcome 276

Indications to refer for specialist advice 276

Chronic functional constipation is a common problem in childhood. Without early treatment the condition is likely to impact on all aspects of the child's life, including education and psychological well-being as well as physical growth and development....

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