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Pediatric Gastroenterology

This specialty deals with childhood stomach, intestinal and liver disorders.

The most frequent complaints children turn to our specialists with are stomach aches, various food allergies (milk, eggs, soy, nut, etc.) and lactose or fructose intolerance.

Other examples of childhood gastroenterological diseases are celiac disease, developmental disorders, reflux, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), childhood liver diseases, Gilbert’s syndrome, prolonged jaundice.

Besides hereditary factors, gastroenterological disorders in children are often the result of unhealthy eating habits and increased psychological stress.

Examination methods:

  • Laboratory tests (blood test, urinalysis)
  • Serological screening for celiac disease
  • Antigen screening for food intolerance
  • Hydrogen breath test (for lactose or fructose intolerance)
  • Stool tests
  • Abdominal ultrasound

 

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