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Four factors predict persistent abdominal pain in children, study finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 10 March 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1321
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

More than a third of children who see a GP for abdominal pain continue to have persistent pain one year later, says a Dutch study that shows four practical predictors for children who are likely to have chronic pain.

Researchers prospectively studied 348 consecutive children aged 4 to 17 who saw their GP for abdominal pain at 53 practices in Rotterdam over a two year period.1 They followed up the …

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