Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in children and young people: diagnosis and management

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) is a normal physiological process in infants. Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) occurs when the effect of GOR leads to symptoms severe enough to merit medical treatment.

There is no simple, reliable, and accurate diagnostic test to differentiate between GOR and GORD. This Guidelines summary covers diagnosis, pharmacological treatment, and includes a table of ‘red flag’ symptoms, which may suggest disorders other than GOR.

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