Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children
The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 08/20/2012
Singh UK et al. – Chronic abdominal pain in children is usually not caused by organic disease. Diagnostic triage focuses on the assessment of alarm symptoms by means of history and physical examination. Additional diagnostic evaluation is not required in children without alarm symptoms. Family characteristics have an important influence on the chronicity of abdominal pain. A specific intervention is not recommended owing to lack of evidence of a beneficial effect.