Gastro-intestinal disorders often associated with self injurious behaviour

Gastro-intestinal disorders
Gastro-intestinal problems are one of the most commonly reported problems in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. Research suggests that as many as 71% of children with the syndrome have feeding difficulties that reflect these problems.
There are two main gastro-intestinal disorders that are common in children and adults who have Cornelia de Lange Syndrome. The first is gastroesophageal reflux. This is caused by the sphincter muscle at the top of the stomach not being sufficiently tight to keep the contents of the stomach from rising up into the oesophagus.
The contents of the stomach are acidic causing painful burning sensations in the chest and throat when reflux occurs. The second problem is malrotation of the intestine. This is a serious and life-threatening condition that leads to considerable discomfort and requires immediate attention.
Chris Oliver

by Chris Oliver Jo Moss Jane Petty Kate Arron Jenny Sloneem Scott Hall

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Last modified by Gerritjan Koekkoek on 2023/07/14 09:20
Created by Gerritjan Koekkoek on 2021/05/23 19:58



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