Paediatrics and Child Health; Paediatric Surgery
Gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19 are rare and have primarily been limited to diarrhea or vomiting. Intussusception is the most common cause of bowel obstruction in infants, with up to 30% of pediatric intussusception cases having a preceding viral illness. We present the rare case of intussusception in a SARS-CoV-2 positive infant. This is the first documented case of survival in a SARS-CoV-2 positive patient presenting with intussusception as the primary manifestation. As our knowledge of this disease evolves, surgeons need to remain suspicious for possible gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19.
Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
(2020). Intussusception in an infant as a manifestation of COVID-19. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports, 59, 101533.
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