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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Pauline | 2007/05/23

Q.

Enteritis

My 17 month old toddler has just been diagnosed with this (mild/moderate case) of the small bowel. He has been tested for gluten and it came back negative can excessive use of antbiotics not cause this along with the bad thrush he has? The dr wants us to cut out wheat which makes no sense to me. What can one do to counter effect the negative side effects like poor absorption of nutrients etc.

This was diagnosed by a paedeatric surgeon who has now referred us back to our paed should we not be seeing a gastroentrologist. Any other info re this would be appreciated.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You should definitely be seeing a paediatric gastroenterologist. There are experts in all the large centres in SA.

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