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Type: Artigo
Title: A Rare Association Of Intussusception And Celiac Disease In A Child
Author: Inaba Fernandes
Vanessa Pacini; Lomaz
Elizete Aparecida; Bellomo-Brandao
Maria Angela
Abstract: Intussusception is a common cause of acute intestinal obstruction in the pediatric population and it is normally idiopathic. Rare cases of chronic intussusception require investigation with greater attention. CASE REPORT: We present a clinical case of a three-year-old boy with aqueous diarrhea, abdominal distension, vomiting and weight loss over a two-month period. During the investigation, abdominal ultrasound showed imaging of intussusception. The intraoperative findings showed the intussusception had resolved spontaneously. In further investigation, it was found that the diarrhea was malabsorptive and, after the patient underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a diagnosis of celiac disease was made. After a gluten-free diet was introduced, the patient showed complete remission of symptoms and regained weight, and normal growth was reestablished. CONCLUSION: If the clinical presentation of intussusception is unusual, etiological investigation should be undertaken. In this case report, celiac disease was the underlying cause.
Subject: Child
Celiac Disease
Gluten-free Diet
Editor: Associacao Paulista Medicina
São Paulo
Citation: Sao Paulo Medical Journal. Associacao Paulista Medicina, v. 134, p. 457 - 460, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0092220616
Date Issue: 2016
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