Rotavirus-associated intussusception followed by spontaneous resolution.


Rotavirus was related to causing intussusception when the first generation rotavirus vaccine was introduced. However, the association between natural rotavirus infection and intussusception remains an area of concern and controversy. A few studies have found that rotavirus infection can cause intussusception. On the other hand, several studies were unable to find an association of intussusception with natural rotavirus infection. Herein, we describe a patient who developed intussusception following rotavirus diarrhea during the course of hospitalization and recovered by spontaneous resolution the next day. This rotavirus belonged to serotype G9P[6]. The case is presented here as an evidence that natural rotavirus infection is associated with intussusception. Comprehensive research is needed to identify whether intussusception by rotavirus has a propensity to resolve spontaneousey.

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@article{Dallar2009RotavirusassociatedIF, title={Rotavirus-associated intussusception followed by spontaneous resolution.}, author={Yildiz Dallar and Ilknur Birol Bostanci and G{\"{u}lendam Bozdayi and Bora Doğan and Yurda Başbay and Nergis Oner Battaloglu and Seyyal Rota and Akira Nishizono and Kamruddin Ahmed}, journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology}, year={2009}, volume={20 3}, pages={209-13} }