What is the basis of the diagnosis for most cases 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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Answer

In most cases of gastroesophageal reflux, the diagnosis can be made from the history and physical examination. Conservative measures can be started empirically. However, if the presentation is atypical or if the response to therapy is minimal, further evaluation via imaging is warranted.


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