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Pediatric Constipation: More Aggressive Treatments Often Needed

KEY POINT

Primary care physicians (pediatricians and family physicians) commonly undertreat young children suffering from constipation.

SOURCES

Borowitz SM et al. Treatment of childhood constipation by primary care physicians: efficacy and predictors of outcome. Pediatrics. 2005;115:873–7.

Baker SS et al. Constipation in infants and children: evaluation and treatment. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutrition. 1999;29:612–26. 

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