Vomiting in Children
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Gastroenterology | Health Services Administration | Medical Education | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Pharmaceutical Preparations
Vomiting is a common symptom of numerous underlying conditions for which children frequently present for healthcare. Although vomiting can originate from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract itself, it can also signal more generalized, systemic disorders. Vomiting in children is often benign and can be managed with supportive measures only. Still, clinicians must be able to recognize life-threatening causes of vomiting and to avoid serious associated complications, including electrolyte abnormalities, dehydration, or even bowel necrosis.
Medical Education, Gastroenterology
DOI of Published Version
Pediatr Rev. 2018 Jul;39(7):342-358. doi: 10.1542/pir.2017-0053. Link to article on publisher's site
Pediatrics in review
Shields, T. Matthew and Lightdale, Jenifer R., "Vomiting in Children" (2018). Pediatric Publications and Presentations. 229.