The value of paediatric upper gastrointestinal contrast studies: a Nairobi study
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In this prospective study carried out over a period of 6 months (July December 1998) to determine the value of paediatric upper gastrointestinal studies, a total of 67 children under 5 years of age were investigated. 58.1% of the children were female. The most common radiological finding was gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) which was found in 44.8% of the patients. The male to female ratio was 1:2. A third of these patients with GER were found to be underweight for age compared to the 7 out of 30 patients who presented with recurrent pneumonia. There is a likelihood that the main complication of GER is failure to thrive and more studies are needed to evaluate this relationship further.
CitationDegree of Masters of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology
University of NairobiDepartment of Diagnostic Radiology
A dissertation submitted in part fulfilment for the Degree of Masters of Medicine in Diagnostic Radiology, University Of Nairobi