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The Impact of Gastric Acid Suppression on the Developing Intestinal Microbiome of A Child

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Background Information

The microbiome of a child develops in the first few years of life and so young children may be particularly vulnerable to these medications. We are examining the gut microbiome of young children before and after using these medications. This will give insight into possible mechanisms for reported side effects and may give data to guide appropriate use of these commonly used medications in childhood.

Offered At

Pediatric Specialists of Virginia
3023 Hamaker Court
Suite 600
Fairfax, VA  22031

Principal Investigator

Suchi Hourigan, MD

Eligibility Information

  • Children under 5 years of age who have been prescribed a medication to suppress gastric acid