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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-47

Vaccines in Gastroenterology

Department of Gastroenterology, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Kingdom of Bahrain

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Chalapathi Rao Achanta
Department of Gastroenterology, Bahrain Specialist Hospital
Kingdom of Bahrain
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We review the physiology of gastric acid secretion and main clinical complications of hypochloridria in childhood. It has become a common practice to treat infants and children who have suspected gastroesophageal reflux disease by using acid-suppressive medications empirically. Multiple studies in adult patients indicate an increase in risk of infection, nutritional impairment and imunological complications literature update is revisited in order to summarize acid-suppressive medications adverse effects in infants and children on long-term use.

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