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Sneaky reflux

August 14, 2008

Allison asked, “My 4 year old was just diagnosed by an ENT (via rigid scope) with reflux and needs Prevacid to control it (Prilosec didn’t help). Otherwise, his voice is quite hoarse. If not for the hoarse voice, we would never have known he had it. Why would a 4 year old have reflux and is it something we should be seeing a GI doctor for?”

Reflux is both one of the most over-diagnosed and one of the most under-diagnosed conditions in pediatrics. That’s right: the same disease that’s diagnosed far too often in some children is at other times very sneaky and easy to overlook. (more…)