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Fifteen-minute consultation: Childhood rumination syndrome
  1. Robert Winter1,
  2. Sophie Velleman2,
  3. Anthony E Wiskin1
  1. 1Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  2. 2Paediatric Psychology, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Anthony E Wiskin, Paediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol BS2 8BJ, UK; a.wiskin{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Rumination syndrome is a functional bowel disorder where stomach contents effortlessly regurgitate into the mouth. It is an entirely separate entity to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and requires behavioural rather than pharmaceutical management. Symptoms usually respond well to treatment, though in extreme cases, patients may experience significant weight loss and require inpatient admission.

  • adolescent health
  • gastroenterology

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  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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