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Early recognition of high risk factors of acute abdominal pain in children

Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2006;49(2):117-128.
Published online February 15, 2006.
Early recognition of high risk factors of acute abdominal pain in children
Jin-Bok Hwang
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
소아 급성 복통에서 고위험 인자의 조기 발견
황진복
계명대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Correspondence: 
Jin-Bok Hwang, Email: pedgi@korea.com
Abstract
Non-traumatic acute abdominal pain in children presents a diagnostic dilemma. Numerous disorders can cause abdominal pain. Although many etiologies are benign, some require a rapid diagnosis and treatment in order to minimize morbidity. This review concentrates on the clinical office evaluation of acute abdominal pain in infants and children and details the clinical guideline for the diagnostic approach to imaging and the salient clinical features of some of the conditions. The clinical outcomes of children presenting with acute abdominal pain and the risk factors of the high risk underlying diseases would be provided for the diagnostic algorithm.
Key Words: Acute abdominal pain , Children , Clinical outcome , High risk factor


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