What is the most common symptom of pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Updated: Mar 14, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Regurgitation of food, one of the most common presenting symptoms in children, ranges from drooling to projectile vomiting. Most often, regurgitation is postprandial, although delays of 1-2 hours occur. One must also consider anatomic anomalies and protein allergy in a vomiting child, as well as inborn metabolic disorders (rare).


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