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Gastroesophageal reflux disease in Child
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease in Child

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Contributors: Michael W. Winter MD, Eric Ingerowski MD, FAAP
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Synopsis

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition that develops when stomach contents (ie, food and acid) back flow into the esophagus or mouth. It may be symptomatic or asymptomatic (silent reflux). Symptoms most commonly include heartburn, regurgitation, chronic cough, and sore throat. Development of GERD is associated with obesity.

For patients presenting with typical symptoms of regurgitation or heartburn, a diagnosis of GERD can be made presumptively and treated empirically. If dysphagia, atypical chest pain, chronic cough, odynophagia, or emesis is reported, further investigation is required before empiric treatment is recommended, as an underlying motility disorder, structural abnormality, or malignancy may be present.

For more information, see OMIM.

Codes

ICD10CM:
K21.0 – Gastro-esophageal reflux disease with esophagitis
K21.9 – Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis

SNOMEDCT:
235595009 – Gastroesophageal reflux disease

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Reviewed: 10/02/2018
Last Updated: 10/02/2018
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