Gastrointestinal symptoms account for a considerable proportion of childhood general practice consultations. Fortunately, most of this disease is mild and self-limiting and is best managed by reassurance and masterly inactivity. The prudent doctor, however, always bears in mind how very quickly an apparently well child can become desperately ill. This is especially true of infants who are losing fluid and it is essential to keep them under close observation.
KeywordsMigraine Lactose Constipation Appendicitis Gastroenteritis
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