Position Paper for Pediatric Breath Testing

IJ Broekaert et al. JPGN 2022; 74: 123-127. Open access: An ESPGHAN Position Paper on the Use of Breath Testing in Paediatric Gastroenterology

This is a good article which provides pediatric dosing of breath testing agents and important considerations in methodology and interpretation. In addition, there are 22 graded recommendations (see below) –some may be surprising. For example, the breath testing is NOT recommended for diagnosis of H pylori but is recommended for determination of eradication therapy.

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