UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Pediatrics

Title: Colic

Posted: 10/22/2010 by Rose Chasm, MD
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  • excessive, unexplained paroxysms of crying in an otherwise well-nourished normal infant
  • lasts >3 hours/day, and occurs >3 days/week...ughh!
  • usually occurs at the same time of the day or evening
  • usually resistant to most attempts to quell it
  • infant may have excess flatus and draw legs up during episodes (but don't change formulas)
  • beings in first week of life and ends by 4 months of age


  • Pediatrics Review Core Curriculum
  • MedStudy