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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


FRAGOSO ARBELO, Trini. Functional diarrhea as cause of chronic diarrhea. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2010, vol.26, n.4, pp.706-711. ISSN 0864-2125.

The functional diarrhea is frequent in the pediatric practice and in general it is not associated with nutritional alterations, but to incorrect dietary schemes. Its clinical significance is updated and its pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment methods are emphasized. Authors considered that the functional diarrhea is the more frequent cause of unspecific chronic diarrhea and the questioning directed according the Rome criteria is very useful for its diagnosis. Most of patients presenting with this disease during childhood must to be treated in primary care services.

Keywords : Functional diarrhea; unspecific chronic diarrhea; childhood irritable colon; Rome criteria.

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