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Persisting pain in childhood medical illness 

Persisting pain in childhood medical illness
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Persisting pain in childhood medical illness
Author(s):

Martha Mherekumombe

and John J. Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642656.003.0032
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date: 26 May 2019

Persisting pain in the context of medical illness has been recognized recently as a global problem by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2012). Whilst the epidemiology of medical illness varies throughout the world, the general principles of pain management are applicable to most medical illnesses in children and are effective. Successful pain management for most children is contingent on the availability of the WHO model list of essential medicines for children (WHO, 2011), although regrettably not all medicines are available in every country in the world.

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