Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Fecal Soiling Incidence

Facts about encopresis:

  • About 1.5 percent of all children over the age of 4 have encopresis.
  • Most cases occur prior to age 5.
  • Males are affected slightly more often than females.

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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