Pathologic childhood aerophagy: an under-diagnosed entity

Y. Rosenbach, I. Zahavi, M. Nitzan, G. Dinari

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Three children with pathologic childhood aerophagy are described. This entity is characterized by progressive abdominal distension during the day, non-distended abdomen in the morning, and visible air swallowing. The condition is usually self-limited, and treatment is symptomatic and by reassurance. Early recognition and diagnosis of this condition might help avoid unnecessary and expensive diagnostic investigations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-423
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1988


  • Abdominal distension
  • Aerophagy
  • Gastrointestinal gas


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