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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2002 Mar;5(1):73-78. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2002.
Copyright © 2002 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Postviral Gastroparesis in a 7-year-old Boy
Eul Soon Kim, Jin Suk Kim and Jae Ock Park
Department of Pediatrics, Soonchonhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.

Gastroparesis is rare in children and is defined as delayed emptying of gastric contents into the duodenum without mechanical obstruction. We experienced a case of gastroparesis in a 7-year-old boy after a viral illness. He was admitted because of excessive abdominal bloating and diffuse abdominal pain, and was diagnosed by clinical manifestations and measurement of the gastric emtpyting time. He recovered after dietary management and with commbined medication of erythromycin and domperidone in 50 days of illness.

Keywords: Postviral gastroparesis; Erythromycin; Children