THE ETIOCLINICAL PROFILE OF RECURRENT ABDOMINAL PAIN IN CHILDREN
Dr. Mohammad Didarul Islam*, Dr. Mohammad Monirul Islam Khan, Dr. Bilkis Begum and A. N. M. Nurul Haque Bhuiyan
Objective: In this study our main goal is to evaluate the etioclinical profile of recurrent abdominal pain in Children. Method: This prospective observational study was done in the tertiary medical college and hospital from September July 2018 to July 2019. A total of 102 consecutive children who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were considered in this study. Result: during the study, 25% had appendicectomy. Followed by 40% had tonsillectomy, 23% had frequent headaches. Also, functional abdominal pain (44.12%) followed by urinary tract infection (UTI) were (20.59%), peptic ulcer diseases were (13.73%), gastroesophageal reflux diseases were (11.76%), abdominal Tuberculosis were (5.88%), pelvic inflammatory diseases were (4.90%), cholecystitis were (1.96%), and abdominal migraine was (0.98%). Conclusion: From our study we can say that, specific diagnosis is needed to be distinguished from anatomic, infectious, inflammatory, or metabolic causes of abdominal pain. A uniform management protocol should be developed for proper investigations to minimize the cost and for judicious use of drugs in order to help these children.
Keywords: etioclinical profile, recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), functional abdominal pain.
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