Intussusception in an Infant With SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Case Report and a Review of the Literature

Massimo Luca Castellazzi, Antonio Corsello, Lucia Cerrato, Alessandra Carnevali, Anna Morandi, Ernesto Leva, Carlo Virginio Agostoni, Paola Marchisio

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Even if predominantly considered a respiratory pathogen, it could be associated with gastrointestinal involvement, generally in mild forms. Recent reports highlight the association between SARS-CoV-2 and intussusception in infants. A case of intussusception is hereby described in a previously healthy infant in whom the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 was made after the analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage and intraoperative specimens following surgical procedures. Accordingly, a review of infant cases with intussusception and SARS-CoV-2 infection is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number693348
JournalFrontiers in Pediatrics
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 4 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • gastrointestinal symptoms
  • infants
  • intussusception
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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