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Aerophagia - An Interesting Cause of Recurrent Abdominal Distension

Saba Anwar, Vivek Dewan, Shivani Deswal, Shikha Singh, Rahul Titotia, K VaniNarayani

Keywords : Aerophagia, Abdominal Distension

Citation Information : Anwar S, Dewan V, Deswal S, Singh S, Titotia R, VaniNarayani K. Aerophagia - An Interesting Cause of Recurrent Abdominal Distension. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019; 1 (2):19-21.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0013

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 04-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Functional aerophagia involves excessive air swallowing causing progressive abdominal distension. It can present in children dealing with stress and anxiety. Early recognition and diagnosis of aerophagia is required to avoid unnecessary, expensivediagnostic investigations. Neuro cognitive evaluation and behavior therapy are accepted management strategies.

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