Long Term Treatment of children with chronic functional constipation with PEG 4000: Study
Constipation is a common problem in pediatric patients characterized by infrequent bowel movements or painful bowel movements.
The Paris Consensus on Childhood Constipation Terminology (PACCT) defines constipation as "a period of 8 weeks with at least 2 of the following symptoms: defecation frequency less than 3 times per week, faecal incontinence frequency greater than once per week, passage of large stools that clog the toilet, palpable abdominal or rectal faecal mass, stool withholding behavior, or painful defecation." (11)
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