Chronic constipation

R. Mark Beattie, Anil Dhawan and John W.L. Puntis

in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780198569862
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725968 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Chronic constipation

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Pathogenesis 267

Clinical assessment 269

Investigation 270

Practical management 271

Outcome 276

Indications to refer for specialist advice 276

Chronic functional constipation is a common problem in childhood. Without early treatment the condition is likely to impact on all aspects of the child's life, including education and psychological well-being as well as physical growth and development....

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Subjects: Gastroenterology ; Paediatrics

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