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A 6-week-old girl is brought to the physician by ...

Immature lower esophageal sphincter

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submitted by hayayah(418),

No abnormalities, only some vomiting, looks well w/ no failure to thrive. Most likely immature LES.

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submitted by suku008(1),

It’s a common disease that impacts babies and children. GERD stands for gastro esophageal reflux disease. Dr. Viraine Weerasooriya, a pediatric gastroenterologist on the medical staff of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, says infants are prone to having reflux until their gut matures at about 12 to 18 months. But GERD is more than just reflux. “What this implies is individuals who have problems with gastro contents that move up to the esophagus or into the mouth.

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