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Do esophageal ulcers affect children differently than adults?

Howard I. Baron, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Esophageal ulcers in children are rare, says Howard Baron, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Sunrise Hospital. In this video, he describes more common esophageal issues in children, including inflammation. 

Children and adults both experience similar symptoms and complications when experiencing an esophageal ulcer. However, esophageal ulcer symptoms are unreliable for all. Symptoms in both children and adults may disappear for a while and then return. In addition, both children and adults may feel better if they eat. Because of this, it is important to closely monitor your child's symptoms to be sure you take her to the doctor if you suspect an ulcer.

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