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BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008421
  • CASE REPORT

Duodenal perforation in an infant with rotavirus gastroenteritis

  1. Christian Rushfeldt3
  1. 1Deptartment of Paediatrics, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
  2. 2Paediatric Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
  3. 3Department of Surgery, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Niklas Stabell, niklas.stabell{at}unn.no

Summary

We describe for the first time a case of an infant with rotavirus gastroenteritis complicated by a duodenal perforation. Awareness of the perforation risk may prevent severe or lethal outcomes in this common infection among infants and children.

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