Digestive and Liver Disorders

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  1. Anorectal Malformation

    An anorectal malformation is a birth defect in which the anus and rectum do not develop properly.

  2. Appendicitis in Children

    Detailed information on appendicitis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  3. Biliary Atresia

    Detailed information on biliary atresia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  4. Colic

    Though the name sounds like a disease, colic is really just a term for excessive crying in an infant. Unfortunately, nobody knows for sure what causes colic, but there are several theories and possible risk factors for the condition.

  5. Common Characteristics of Liver Disease

    Detailed information on liver diseases, including the most common characteristics of liver disease such as jaundice, cholestasis, liver enlargement, portal hypertension, esophageal varices, ascites, liver encephalopathy, and liver failure

  6. Common Children's Digestive Problems

    Detailed information on common children's digestive problems, including colic, diarrhea, food allergies, and lactose intolerance

  7. Congenital Liver Defects

    Detailed information on congenital liver defects, including biliary atresia and choledochal cyst

  8. Constipation in Children

    Common causes of constipation in children: a low-fiber diet, not enough fluids, lack of exercise, and emotional issues.

  9. Crohn's Disease in Children

    Detailed information on Crohn's disease, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  10. Diaphragmatic Hernia

    A diaphragmatic hernia is a birth defect in which an opening is present in the diaphragm. Some of the organs that are normally found in the abdomen move up into the chest cavity through this abnormal opening.

  11. Diarrhea in Children

    Diarrhea is defined either as watery stool or increased frequency of stool—or both—when compared with a normal amount. It is a common problem that may last a few days and disappear on its own.

  12. Digestive Diagnostic Procedures for Children

    Detailed information on common diagnostic procedures for digestive disorders in children

  13. Dysphagia

    Detailed information on dysphagia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  14. Encopresis

    Detailed information on encopresis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  15. Food Allergies in Children

    Detailed information on food allergy, including cause, symptoms, and treatment

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