Term that describes a group of conditions that present with variable combinations of chronic or recurrent gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms not explained by structural or biochemical ab...
With thorough history, clinical diagnosis sufficient
Symptoms reported vary depending on condition.
Based on the Rome IV criteria, symptoms occur >2 months (2).
Symptoms can include
Treatment plan should take into consideration the physical and psychosocial components of the condition.
Patient education about this group of conditions and their benign natu...
The majority of adolescents report that eating induces their symptoms.
FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) are carbohydrates that are po...
Benninga MA, Nurko S, Faure C, et al. Childhood functional gastrointestinal disorders: neonate/toddler. Gastroenterology. 2016;150(6):1443–1455. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Not a diagnosis of exclusion
No tests needed for diagnosis
Treatment based on symptoms
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