Projectile Vomiting in Infants Pyloric Stenosis CA4056 v4.1


download Projectile Vomiting in Infants Pyloric Stenosis CA4056 v4.1


This guideline is to be used for infants under 3 months of age who come in with a history of projectile non-bilious vomiting. The diagnosis of projectile vomiting should be considered in this age group even if the vomiting is not projectile but there is a clinical suspicion of pyloric stenosis e.g. loss of weight persistent vomiting .

This guideline is for use by the staff of the paediatric and A&E departments who deal with infants with vomiting.

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