Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal disorder

Victoria is a 15-year old who complain of a chronic sore throat and bad taste in her mouth. Her height and weight are appropriate for age and she remains on the same growth trajectory since infancy. Abdominal examination and chest examination are negative. History reveals frequent burping and occasional feelings of regurgitating food. Diet history reveals she eats a balanced diet but her primary sources of fluids are coffee, tea, and carbonated drinks. Post an explanation of the differential diagnosis for the patient. Explain which is the most likely diagnosis for the patient and why. Include an explanation of unique characteristics of the disorder you identified as the primary diagnosis. Then explain a treatment and management plan for the patient including appropriate dosages for any recommended treatments. Finally, explain strategies for educating patients and families on the treatment and management of the gastrointestinal disorder.




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