What are GI signs and symptoms of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)?

Updated: Dec 20, 2017
  • Author: Ashraf H Hamdan, MD, MBBCh, MSc, MRCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Santina A Zanelli, MD  more...
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GI dysfunction includes the following features:

  • Excessive (frantic) sucking or rooting

  • Poor feeding

  • Hyperphagia, usually associated with poor weight gain

  • Regurgitation or projectile vomiting

  • Loose or watery stools


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