Chapter 27. Gastrointestinal Conditions

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician2,3,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow4 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer5,6
  1. George Alex MBBS, FRACP, MMed, MRCP, PhD Gastroenterologist1 and
  2. Lionel Lubitz MBChB (UCT), DCH, MRCP, FRACP Consultant Paediatrician5

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch27

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Alex, G. and Lubitz, L. (2009) Gastrointestinal Conditions, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 3

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 4

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 6

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Gastroenterology, Australia

  2. 5

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051



  • gastrointestinal conditions;
  • acute infectious gastroenteritis;
  • differential diagnoses of vomiting and diarrhoea;
  • assessment of dehydration;
  • guidelines to management of acute gastroenteritis;
  • recommended hourly oral or nasogastric rehydration rate for children;
  • coeliac disease - autoimmune enteropathy triggered by ingestion of gluten in genetically susceptible individuals;
  • non-IgE mediated cow's milk protein allergy;
  • causes of liver disease in children;
  • biliary atresia - common cause of obstructive jaundice in young infants


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Acute infectious gastroenteritis

  • Sugar intolerance

  • Chronic diarrhoea

  • Coeliac disease

  • Non-IgE mediated cow's milk protein allergy

  • Rectal bleeding

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux

  • Recurrent abdominal pain

  • Pancreatitis

  • Liver disease