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Title: Constipation and encopresis in children
Authors: Aquilina, Samuel
Attard, Thomas
Keywords: Encopresis
Constipation in children
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Medical Portals Ltd.
Citation: Aquilina, S. & Attard, T. (2010). Constipation and encopresis in children. The Synapse, (2), 13, 30
Abstract: Chronic constipation is defined as a decrease in frequency or the painful passage of bowel movements present for several weeks. Retentive encopresis is the term reserved for the involuntary and uncontrollable soiling that occurs in children with chronic constipation. Constipation is a relatively common pediatric complaint accounting for up to 3% of general paediatirc outpatient visits and 25% of visits to a pediatric gastroenterologist. Encopresis is also common, occurring in at least 1.5% of all children
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