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97 Possible Causes for Chronic Abdominal Pain, Down Syndrome, Pica

  • Celiac Disease

    Down syndrome and celiac disease. J Pediatr Gastroent Nutr 21:443-445, 1995. George EK at al. High frequency of celiac disease in Down syndrome. J Peds 128:555-557.[ds-health.com] The suspicion of celiac disease was based on a combination of symptoms (poor growth, iron deficiency anemia, chronic abdominal pain, abdominal distension, constipation, "sad[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Physicians were well aware (90%) of diarrhea as a symptom, but fewer knew of common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (71%), chronic abdominal pain (67%), fatigue (54%)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hookworm Infection

    Down's syndrome.[square.umin.ac.jp] At first, people may have an itchy rash where the larvae penetrate the skin, then fever, coughing, and wheezing or abdominal pain, loss of appetite, and diarrhea.[msdmanuals.com] The symptoms, as first observed among the negroes, were pain in the stomach, capricious appetite, pica (or dirt-eating), obstinate constipation followed by diarrhoea, palpitations[en.wikisource.org]

  • Childhood Celiac Disease

    One child had Down syndrome, and one child had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with hypothyroidism.[bmcgastroenterol.biomedcentral.com] Abstract Persistent pica may be either a cause or a result of iron deficiency.[hero.epa.gov] syndrome Turner syndrome Williams syndrome A relative with celiac disease[gikids.org]

  • Esophagitis

    (eg, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Down syndrome); and those with chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis (2,3).[journals.lww.com] Common Symptoms of Eosinophilic Esophagitis difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) food impaction abdominal pain persistent heartburn regurgitation no response to GERD medications[premierallergist.com] This occasionally occurs through occupational exposure (via breathing of fumes that mix into the saliva which is then swallowed) or through pica.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Freida Toler, Females with Down syndrome: Lost opportunities in primary care, Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 27, 7, (356-362), (2014).[doi.org] KEYWORDS: Chronic abdominal pain; Dysbiosis; Gut permeability; Low grade inflammation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Gut 2002; 51: 536-539 41 Di Paolo MC, Paoluzi OA, Pica R et al.[doi.org]

  • Partial Intestinal Obstruction

    The disease is sometimes associated with other congenital conditions, such as Down syndrome.[healthofchildren.com] Chronic abdominal pain or the fear of pain is a common complaint in children with chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction and may be treated with behavioral or relaxation therapy[chp.edu] This report aims to present the clinical and surgical features of a 4-year-old male patient with a previous history of pica and iron deficiency anaemia, who underwent pebble[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mental Retardation

    What is Down syndrome?[chw.org] […] or recurrent abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation, it is reasonable to evaluate the gastrointestinal tract.[doi.org] ASSOCIATED PROBLEMS • Self injury • Pica • CP • Epilepsy • Toilet probs • Sleep disorders • Eating problems • Poisoning • Sexual abuse • Learning disorders • Behavior problems[slideshare.net]

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    Because EPI makes it harder for your body to break down food, you’ll have symptoms that overlap with other digestive conditions.[healthline.com] If there is a history of chronic pancreatitis, patients will likely have chronic abdominal pain.[healthcentral.com] Dogs and cats with EPI usually have a history and clinical signs of small bowel diarrhoea with voluminous, semiformed, yellowish or gray feces, polyphagia, pica especially[vin.com]

  • Sickle Cell Disease

    This happens because the sickle-shaped red blood cells break down faster than normal cells. What Problems Can Happen?[kidshealth.org] Post-treatment angiography showed patency of the parent artery, and patency of the "jailed" anterior spinal artery and of the PICA.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] immunity due to functional asplenia) chronic lung disease abdominal abdominal pain from vaso-occlusive crises sequestration syndrome (rapid pooling of blood in the spleen[radiopaedia.org]

  • Intestinal Disease

    […] to coeliac disease) Coeliac diseaseA malabsorption syndrome precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing gluten in a predisposed individual.[en.wikipedia.org] Chronic functional abdominal pain Coeliac disease is a common form of malabsorption, affecting up to 1% of people of northern European descent.[doctors-hospitals-medical-cape-town-south-africa.blaauwberg.net] See ATN/AIR-P’s Pica: A Guide for Parents .[autismspeaks.org]

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