Key Features

  • Follows a logical, consistent chapter format to facilitate quick and easy reference.
  • Offers abundant tables that present differential diagnoses, lab values / radiologic studies, treatment / therapy recommendations, and guidance on when to refer to a specialist.
  • Presents thought-provoking clinical scenarios to help you determine the best course of action in situations where there are controversies concerning the standard of care.
  • Features a wealth of illustrations that make details clearer.
  • Includes highlighted boxes that emphasize relevant case studies · key points of each section · current controversies · and other important information.

Table of Contents

1. Abdominal Mass

2. Achalasia

3. Caustic Ingestions

4. Celiac Disease

5. Constipation and Irritable Bowel Disease

6. Eosinophilic Esophagitis

7. Failure to Thrive

8. Foreign Bodies and Bezoars

9. Gastroesophgeal Reflux

10. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

11. Helicobacter pylori Infection

12. Hirschprung’s Disease

13. Infectious diarrhea

14. Inflammatory bowel disease

15. Intussception

16 Lactose Intolerance

17. Malrotation and Volvulus

18. Meckels Diverticulum

19. Necrotizing Enterocolitis

20. Parasitic Infections

21. Perianal anomalies

22. Polyps and Polyposis Syndromes

23. Pseudo-obstruction

24. Short Bowel Syndrome

25. Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth

26. Alagille Syndrome

27. Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

28. Autoimmune Hepatitis

29. Cholelithiasis

30. Congential Hepatic Fibrosis

31. Hemochromatosis

32. Metabolic Liver Disease: Tyrosinemia, Galactosemia and Hereditary Fructose Intolerance

33. Jaundice

34. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

35. Viral Hepatitis

36. Wilson’s Disease

37. Congenital Anomalies

38. Cystic Fibrosis

39. Pancreatitis

40. Schwachman-Diamon Syndrome


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About the editors

Chris Liacouras

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Pediatric Endoscopy, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA, USA Director, Center for Pediatric Eosinophilic Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA, USA

David Piccoli

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Co-Director, Biesecker Center for Pediatric Liver Disease, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA