Crying is usually a normal physiologic response to stress, discomfort, unfulfilled needs such as hunger, pain, over- or understimulation, or temperature change.
Crying is felt to be p...
General goal is to decide if the crying represents a normal physiologic response, a protracted multifactorial physiologic/developmental response (colic), or a potentially pathologic problem.
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780.92 Excessive crying of infant (baby)
530.81 Esophageal reflux
R68.11 Excessive crying of infant (baby)
K21.9 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis
Q: How might the quality of cry be helpful in the diagnosis?
A: Subjective interpretation can be helpful.
High-pitched (shrill, piercing) crying in short bursts: associated with CNS pathology, espec...
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