Pediatric Achalasia in the Netherlands: Incidence, Clinical Course, and Quality of Life

Marije Smits*, Marinde van Lennep, Remy Vrijlandt, Marc Benninga, Jac Oors, Roderick Houwen, Freddy Kokke, David van der Zee, Johanne Escher, Anita van den Neucker, Tim de Meij, Frank Bodewes, Joachim Schweizer, Gerard Damen, Olivier Busch, Michiel van Wijk

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To assess incidence and clinical course of Dutch patients with achalasia diagnosed before 18 years of age as well as their current symptoms and quality of life (QoL).Retrospective medical chart review and a cross-sectional study assessing current clinical status using the Eckardt score and reflux disease questionnaire. General QoL was measured using Kidscreen-52 for patients
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-115.e3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

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