Data_Sheet_1_Intussusception in an Infant With SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature.PDF (271.18 kB)
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posted on 04.08.2021, 04:29 authored by Massimo Luca Castellazzi, Antonio Corsello, Lucia Cerrato, Alessandra Carnevali, Anna Morandi, Ernesto Leva, Carlo Virginio Agostoni, Paola Marchisio

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Even if predominantly considered a respiratory pathogen, it could be associated with gastrointestinal involvement, generally in mild forms. Recent reports highlight the association between SARS-CoV-2 and intussusception in infants. A case of intussusception is hereby described in a previously healthy infant in whom the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 was made after the analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage and intraoperative specimens following surgical procedures. Accordingly, a review of infant cases with intussusception and SARS-CoV-2 infection is also reported.

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