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Rumination Syndrome in Children and Adolescents

Rumination syndrome is an under-recognized condition in pediatric and adolescent patients. The purpose of this article is to describe the characteristics and treatment of this disorder that prompts parents to bring their child to the doctor for evaluation of regurgitation or vomiting up of food after eating and to answer common questions about the condition. Reviewed 2009.

Topics: Fact Sheet, Other Disorders/Symptoms

About the Authors

  • Heather J. Chial, MD

    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

  • Michael Camilleri, MD

    Atherton and Winifred W. Bean Professor, Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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