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What causes short bowel syndrome?

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With this condition, a child doesn't have enough intestine to absorb nutrients and fluids well. Some children are born with missing sections; others have had surgery to remove part of the intestine. Other causes of short bowel syndrome are:

Diarrhea is usually the most common symptom. Short bowel syndrome can lead to problems like malnutrition, dehydration, kidney stones, and severe diaper rash.

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Intussusception
  • A blocked blood vessel, which can slow blood flow to the intestine
  • Injury to the intestine
  • Cancer

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders: "About EGID." 

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): “Celiac Disease;" "Crohn’s Disease;" and "Ulcerative Colitis.” 

The Cleveland Clinic: "Diseases and Conditions: Intussusception;” “Malrotation;" and "Short Bowel Syndrome in Children." 

UpToDate: “Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease in Children and Adolescents.”

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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