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Gastrointestinal symptoms 

Gastrointestinal symptoms
Gastrointestinal symptoms

Richard D.W. Hain

and Satbir Singh Jassal

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date: 28 July 2021

A number of gastrointestinal symptoms are encountered in paediatric palliative care. This chapter covers commonly occurring symptoms, including constipation, diarrhoea, sialorrhoea, visceral hyperalgesia, anorexia, cachexia, and hiccough. Details on definitions, causes, and management are covered in most instances, and a section on blended feeds is also included.

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