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BMJ Case Reports 2017; doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219482
  • Case report

Enteritis with pneumatosis intestinalis following rotavirus immunisation in an infant with short bowel syndrome

  1. Chee Y Ooi
  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick, Randwick, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chee Y Ooi, keith.ooi{at}unsw.edu.au
  • Accepted 19 April 2017
  • Published 26 April 2017

Summary

Rotavirus vaccines now form part of the national immunisation schedule in many countries. Contraindications to its use are few but do not currently include infants with short bowel syndrome (SBS). We present a nearly 3-month-old boy with SBS who developed enteritis with pneumatosis intestinalis following administration of the Rotarix vaccine.

Footnotes

  • Contributors RNL contributed to the study conception, design, data acquisition, drafted the article and gave final approval of the version to be published.

    UK contributed to the critical revision of the article for intellectual content and gave final approval of the version to be published.

    CYO contributed to the study conception, design, data interpretation, critical revision of the article for intellectual content and gave final approval of the version to be published.

    All authors are accountable for all aspects of this work.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Consent obtained from guardian.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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