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Vomiting in children - red flag symptoms

Vomiting in children - red flag symptoms


Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


April 24, 2014


April 24, 2014

Programme Description

This article by Dr Suneeta Kochhar covers the possible red flags of children presenting with vomiting. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include assessing fluid status, physical examination, and possible causes in neonates, infants and older children.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the accompanying features of different types of vomiting in children
  • Understand the possible causes of vomiting in children of different ages
  • Assess infants with projectile vomiting
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanthan
    United Kingdom


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