Published: 2022-02-23

Intussusception as gastrointestinal manifestation in COVID-19 patients in paediatric age group

Lamia Inayath, Taha Daginawala, Natasha Vageriya, S. B. Mane, Hemangi Athawale


As knowledge of the varied manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection expands, symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea are noted as the main gastrointestinal symptoms in these patients, especially paediatric age group. With the predictions of third wave of COVID approaching soon and likely to affect paediatric population, especially in a developing country like ours, it is important to know the various presentations and managements of COVID 19. Intussusception is a common cause of bowel obstruction in the paediatric age group. Preceding viral illness and fever have been established as its underlying cause. In this report, we are reporting 2 cases of COVID 19 infection presenting as intussusception. Till June 2021, only 10 such cases have been reported worldwide.


COVID-19, SARS-COV-2, Intussusception, Paediatric population

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