Encopresis

Aileen F. Har, Joseph Croffie

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Abstract

• The most common cause of encopresis is functional constipation with overflow incontinence. • Boys are affected more than girls, and usually there is an initiating event such as passage of a painful bowel movement, transition of food stages, or toilet training. • Organic causes of encopresis usually can be ruled out based on history and physical examination findings. • Enuresis and urinary tract infections are comorbidities that need to be addressed. • Children and their families often feel isolated and ostracized due to the condition. • Treatment involves a combination of medical therapy, behavioral modification, and counseling. Families need to understand that correction of encopresis is a long process and that relapses are common.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)368-374
Number of pages7
JournalPediatrics in Review
Volume31
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Encopresis
Toilet Training
Enuresis
Constipation
Urinary Tract Infections
Physical Examination
Comorbidity
Counseling
History
Recurrence
Food
Therapeutics

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Encopresis. / Har, Aileen F.; Croffie, Joseph.

In: Pediatrics in Review, Vol. 31, No. 9, 09.2010, p. 368-374.

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Har, Aileen F. ; Croffie, Joseph. / Encopresis. In: Pediatrics in Review. 2010 ; Vol. 31, No. 9. pp. 368-374.
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