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This book is eagerly-awaited by practitioners who currently lack updated publications in this field
• Paediatric gastroenterology was created in the 1970s. This field has benefited from progress in physiopathological knowledge, technological advances, especially in the field of endoscopy, and therapeutic innovations to become a major paediatric speciality.
• Its scope of activity covers a significant part of common symptoms and diseases in children (vomiting, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea, etc.) but also addresses rare diseases.
• The acceleration of knowledge has revolutionised the diagnosis, clinical progression, prognosis and treatment of many digestive diseases in children. A few examples are the emergence of eosinophilic esophagitis, new recommendations for the diagnosis of celiac disease, the breaking down of severe neonatal diarrhoea thanks to genetics, biotherapies for chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, capsule endoscopy, interventional endoscopy, etc.
• This book is intended for all physicians, whether experienced or in training, who provide care for children. It includes the most recently updated information on the speciality and recommendations from learned societies and French and European agencies.
The two coordinators have sought out the best French-speaking specialists associated with surgeons, paediatricians, neonatal nurses and enterostomal therapists in order to extensively and integrally cover the field of children’s digestive diseases.