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Aerofagia patológica: uma causa rara de distensão abdominal crônica

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Paulista de Pediatria, September 2015
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Title
Aerofagia patológica: uma causa rara de distensão abdominal crônica
Published in
Revista Paulista de Pediatria, September 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.rpped.2015.01.003
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Authors

Lisieux Eyer de Jesus, Ana Beatriz C.S.S. Cestari, Orli Carvalho da Silva Filho, Marcia Antunes Fernandes, Livia Honorato Firme

Abstract

To describe an adolescent with pathologic aerophagia, a rare condition caused by excessive and inappropriate swallowing of air and to review its treatment and differential diagnoses. An 11 year-old mentally impaired blind girl presenting serious behavior problems and severe developmental delay with abdominal distension from the last 8 months. Her past history included a Nissen fundoplication. Abdominal CT and abdominal radiographs showed diffuse gas distension of the small bowel and colon. Hirschsprung's disease was excluded. The distention was minimal at the moment the child awoke and maximal at evening, and persisted after control of constipation. Audible repetitive and frequent movements of air swallowing were observed. The diagnosis of pathologic aerophagia associated to obsessive compulsive disorder and developmental delay was made, but pharmacological treatment was unsuccessful. The patient was submitted to an endoscopic gastrostomy, permanently opened and elevated relative to the stomach. The distention was resolved, while maintaining oral nutrition COMMENTS: Pathologic aerophagia is a rare self-limiting condition in normal children exposed to high levels of stress and may be a persisting problem in children with psychiatric or neurologic disease. In this last group, the disease may cause serious complications. Pharmacological and behavioral treatments are ill-defined. Severe cases may demand surgical strategies, mainly decompressive gastrostomy.

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Unknown 7 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 2 29%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 14%
Unknown 4 57%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 1 14%
Unknown 6 86%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 December 2016.
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#7,833,971
of 12,484,918 outputs
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#63
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#197,491
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#2
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