Constipation in children: A practical review

Shailender Madani, Lisa Tsang, Deepak Kamat

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Pediatricians and other child care providers manage a large number of children with constipation, a recurrent medical problem that is frustrating to patients, their care givers, and the health care providers themselves. Most often the constipation in children is functional in nature, and only a very small percentage of patients have an organic cause for it. In this review, we discuss the epidemiology, causes, evaluation, and management of children with functional constipation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e189-e196
JournalPediatric annals
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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