Spontaneous intestinal perforation in a full-term infant: association with infection.

@article{Korakaki2003SpontaneousIP,
  title={Spontaneous intestinal perforation in a full-term infant: association with infection.},
  author={Eftichia V. Korakaki and Antonia Manoura and Eleftheria G. Hatzidaki and John Arbiros and James K. Vlahakis and Vasiliki Valari and Christina Ch. Giannakopoulou},
  journal={Minerva pediatrica},
  year={2003},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          289-92
        }
}
The term spontaneous intestinal perforation suggests a perforation in the gastrointestinal tract of a newborn of no demonstrable cause. Only a few cases have been described in full-term newborns. The aetiology and pathogenesis of the disease are unknown although multiple theories have been proposed. Some authors suggest ischemia as the most likely cause. Conditions associated with fetal or neonatal hypoxia are important antecedents for this emerging distinct entity. We present a case of a… CONTINUE READING
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