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Rome Criteria: Simplified for a Pediatrician

Ashok Goyal

Keywords : Crohn's disease, Pediatric, Techniques

Citation Information : Goyal A. Rome Criteria: Simplified for a Pediatrician. Ann Pediatr Gastroenterol Hepatol 2023; 5 (1):14-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11009-0122

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


As doctors, we are usually bound by two sayings that popularize Rome. “When in Rome, do what the Romans do,” which essentially cautions us to adapt to the system one is working in. “All roads lead to Rome” or its counter-argument “Not all roads lead to Rome,” which essentially balances expected and unexpected outcomes when a certain clinical algorithm is conventionally or unconventionally executed. With the latter saying, we are wiser in retrospect. The Rome criterion now governs our approach to functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID). Do these criteria ease our diagnosis, or are they a set of lines that hinder us with watertight compartments?

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