What is included in the physical exam of pediatric Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection?

Updated: Nov 16, 2018
  • Author: Mutaz I Sultan, MBChB, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Assess the general appearance of the child.

Assess perfusion, with attention to mental status, heart rate, pulses, and capillary refill.

Assess the skin and conjunctivae for pallor.

Perform a thorough heart and lung examination.

Inspect, auscultate, and palpate the abdomen.

Perform rectal examination and a stool guaiac test.


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