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{"ops":[{"insert":"Chronic abdominal pain in children"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"Chronic abdominal pain is defined as pain that is continuous, or when intermittent, experienced on a weekly basis for at least 2 months.\r\n\r\nMost of these cases are functional, i.e. without any demonstrable organic pathology; as per the Rome III criteria formulated in 2006, these are further categorized as:\r\n \r\n- Irritable Bowel Syndrome\r\n- Abdominal Migraine\r\n- Functional Abdominal Pain\r\n- Functional Dyspepsia\r\n- and, Functional Abdominal Pain Syndrome\r\n\r\nNote that functional pain is seen more in girls than boys, and has an association with psychological disorders; affected children may have a history of stressful and traumatic life events.\r\n\r\nOf the organic pathologies implicated in chronic pediatric abdominal pain, those most commonly enc"}]}

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