(Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis)
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- Structural defects that occur during fetal development
- Bacterial infection, such as Helicobacter pylori
- Family history of pyloric stenosis
- Bottle feeding
- Ethnicity—more common in Caucasian than in Hispanic, Asian, or African-American babies
- Your baby to act hungry most of the time
- Weight loss
- Signs of dehydration, such as less urination, dry mouth, and crying without tears
- Fewer bowel movements
- Blood-tinged vomit —occurs when repeated vomiting irritates the stomach, causing mild stomach bleeding
American Academy of Pediatrics http://www.healthychildren.org
The American Pediatric Surgical Association http://www.eapsa.org
Caring for Kids—Canadian Paediatric Society http://www.caringforkids.cps.ca
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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11/4/2013 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance. Available at: http://dynamed.ebscohost.com: McAteer JP, Ledbetter DJ, et al. Role of bottle feeding in the etiology of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(12):1143-1149.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2014 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2014 -
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