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eISSN: 1643-3750

Diagnostic value of methods used in the diagnosis of gastroesophageal reflux disease in children

Jacek Brodzicki, Barbara Kamińska, Wojciech Radys, Maria Korzon

Med Sci Monit 2003; 9(4): 68-71

ID: 428649

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In spite of diagnostic techniques development diagnosing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in children remains a difficult problem. The authors present possibilities of implementing following diagnostic techniques in children: pH monitoring, endoscopy, scintigraphy, manometry, and radiological imaging, concentrating on the limitations of these techniques in this field. They conclude, that, due to its complexity diagnostics should be individualized and carried out in pediatric gastroenterology centers.

Keywords: Gastroesophageal Reflux, children, Diagnostic methods



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