Infantile Achalasia Cardia
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Background:??
Achalasia is extremely rare in infants.

Case characteristics:?
We report three infants of age 9, 7 and 12 months, who presented with recurrent non-bilious vomiting, repeated chest infection and severe failure to thrive. Diagnosis of achalasia cardia was confirmed on contrast-swallow study. Heller’s cardiomyotomy with fundoplication led to complete symptomatic relief, and weight-gain on follow-up.

Message:
Achalasia cardia is often misdiagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease which leads to significant delay in diagnosis and increased morbidity......

http://www.indianpediatrics.net/sep2016/sep-831-832.htm
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