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Differential diagnosis

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The differential diagnosis of colic symptoms in an infant includes:

  • infection
    • meningitis
    • urinary tract infection
    • otitis media
  • gastrointestinal
    • constipation
    • cow’s milk protein allergy
    • gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
    • inguinal hernia
    • intussusceptions
    • anal fissure
  • metabolic
    • hypoglycaemia
    • inborn errors of metabolism
  • neurological
    • hydrocephalus
  • trauma
    • non accidental injury
    • accidental trauma (1)


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