Systemic causes of abdominal pain.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2011 May;29(2):195-210
Authors: Fields JM, Dean AJ
A variety of systemic and extra-abdominal diseases can cause symptoms within the abdominal cavity. Systemic and extra-abdominal diseases may include abdominal symptoms caused by several mechanisms. This article discusses the most important and common of these causes, namely the metabolic/endocrine causes, hematologic causes, inflammatory causes, infectious causes, functional causes, and the neurogenic causes.
PMID: 21515176 [PubMed - in process]