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Colic (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: John Mersch, MD, FAAP

Editor: David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Michael A Woo-Ming, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Family Medicine, Graybill Medical Group, Palomar-Pomerado Medical Center.

Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Steven L Bernstein, MD, Vice-Chair, Academic Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center; Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mt Sinai School of Medicine.


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Last Editorial Review: 6/5/2012

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Colic is commonly described as a behavioral syndrome characterized by excessive, paroxysmal crying. Colic is most likely to occur in the evenings, and it occurs without any identifiable cause.

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