Last Updated: 2013-03-25
Characterized by paroxysms of uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy and well-fed infant aged <5 months, the duration of crying lasting >3 hours per day and >3 days per week for at least 3 weeks.
The crying typically starts in the first weeks of life and ends by 4 to 5 months of age.
Food allergy may play an important role in the pathogenesis.
The condition can be very stressful for the family.
Managed by supportive counseling, reassurance, and dietary modifications (if indicated).
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