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Publication Type
Journal Article
Author, Analytic
McKenzie, Colin A.; Boyne, Michael S.; Venugopal, Sivarajan; Cooper, Edward S.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Tropical Medicine Research Institute
Article Title
Dumping syndrome in a young Jamaican child
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Reprint Status
Refereed
Date of Publication
1998
Volume ID
47
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
169-71
Language
eng
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
The dumping syndrome in childhood is an uncommon complication of gastro- oesophageal surgery, principally Nissen fundoplication. A Jamaican child developed the syndrome after fundoplication and pyloroplasty to relieve gastro-oesophageal reflux complicating the repair of a congenital tracheo-oesophageal fistula. He developed marasmus and failed to gain weight on the standard remedial milk-based high-energy diet. An oral glucose tolerance test confirmed the diagnosis of dumping syndrome. A low sugar low milk diet based on adult type meals with continuous nibbling of fried dumplings relieved his diarrhoea and hypoglycaemia and he gained weight. This is a cheaper and more practical dietary therapy than the regimens described previously.....
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