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Table 1

Return to:   Chiropractic Care of a Pediatric Patient with Symptoms Associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Fuss-cry-irritability with Sleep Disorder Syndrome and Irritable Infant Syndrome of Musculoskeletal Origin

Differential Diagnosis for GERD*

Category of ManifestationDifferential Diagnosis of GERD
GastrointestinalHirchpsrung’s Disease
Colic
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Intussusception
Midgut volvus malrotation
Meconium Ileus
Intestinal Atresia/Stenosis
Pyloric Stenosis
Necrotizing Enterocolitis
InfectionOtitis Media
Gastroenteritis
Hepatitis
Meningitis
Sepsis
Urinary Tract Infection
RespiratoryAsthma
Apnea
Foreign Body Aspiration
OtherDysfunctional parent-child interactions
Cow’s milk protein allergy
Metabolic Disorder
Rumination Syndrome
*Modified from Orensterin and colleagues (13).