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Gastrointestinal symptoms 

Gastrointestinal symptoms
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Gastrointestinal symptoms
Author(s):

Richard D.W. Hain

and Satbir Singh Jassal

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198745457.003.0009
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date: 24 May 2020

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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