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What are the tests for gastritis and when are they needed?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: ? Clinical DX !
I've rarely done any test for gastritis in kids in three decades.
A patient presents with vomiting and no concurrent diarrhea & we treat it with gradual fluid support & advance as tolerated. As you age & the DX possibilities grow from the typical kid things, other conditions would require pursuit. Looking for heliobacter (asst with ulcers), blood test for pancreatitis etc or endoscopy.

In brief: ? Clinical DX !
I've rarely done any test for gastritis in kids in three decades.
A patient presents with vomiting and no concurrent diarrhea & we treat it with gradual fluid support & advance as tolerated. As you age & the DX possibilities grow from the typical kid things, other conditions would require pursuit. Looking for heliobacter (asst with ulcers), blood test for pancreatitis etc or endoscopy.
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