Chronic abdominal pain in children: an update

Mo Med. Jan-Feb 2006;103(1):69-75; quiz 75-6.

Abstract

Despite the fact that chronic abdominal pain is a common complaint in children and adolescents, the complexity of this condition only recently has begun to be understood. This article summarizes new advances in the diagnosis, conceptualization, and treatment of chronic abdominal pain. Implications for effective assessment and treatment within the pediatric primary care setting are discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Pain / diagnosis*
  • Abdominal Pain / epidemiology*
  • Abdominal Pain / therapy
  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Disease
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Education, Medical, Continuing
  • Female
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases / therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Missouri / epidemiology
  • Pain Measurement
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis
  • Psychology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Socioeconomic Factors