Sandifer Syndrome

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Sandifer Syndrome

Juan Farak Gomez1*
1Department of Medicine, Rafael Nunez University Corporation, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Corresponding Author: Juan Farak Gomez
Address: Department of Medicine, Rafael Nunez University Corporation, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Received date: 09 April 2021; Accepted date: 30 April 2021; Published date: 09 May 2021

Citation: Gomez JF. Sandifer Syndrome. Asp J Pediatrics Child Health. 2021 May 09;3(1):30-32.

Copyright © 2021 Gomez JF. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords: Sandifer Syndrome, Hiatal Hernia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Paroxysmal Nonepileptic Events, Torticollis, Pediatric

Sandifer syndrome, named after neurologist Paul Sandifer, was first reported by Marcel Kinsbourne in 1962, who noted an upper gastrointestinal disorder that occurs in children and adolescents with neurological manifestations. Sandifer syndrome is a neurobehavioral disorder that causes a series of paroxysmal dystonic movements in association with gastroesophageal reflux and, in some cases, with hiatal hernia. It is characterized by esophagitis, iron deficiency anemia, and is often mistaken for a seizure of epileptic origin.