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What complications can happen in infants or children who have rumination disorder?

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Among the many potential complications associated with untreated rumination disorder in infants and children are:

  • Malnutrition
  • Lowered resistance to infections and diseases
  • Failure to grow and thrive
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach diseases such as ulcers
  • Dehydration
  • Bad breath and tooth decay
  • Aspiration pneumonia and other respiratory problems (from vomit that is breathed into the lungs)
  • Choking
  • Death

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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