Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints amongst children. Depending on age and the definition used, open population and school based studies have reported a prevalence of chronic abdominal pain ranging from 0.5% to 19.2%. Approximately 57% of the children and adolescents (from now on referred to as children) with chronic abdominal pain consult a physician with regard to this complaint. Usually no organic abnormalities are found explaining chronic abdominal pain.

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B.W. Koes (Bart) , M.Y. Berger (Marjolein)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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