Intussusception in an infant as a manifestation of COVID-19

Zorays Moazzam, Areej Salim, Alina Ashraf, Fyezah Jehan, Muhammad Arshad

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Gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19 are rare and have primarily been limited to diarrhea or vomiting. Intussusception is the most common cause of bowel obstruction in infants, with up to 30% of pediatric intussusception cases having a preceding viral illness. We present the rare case of intussusception in a SARS-CoV-2 positive infant. This is the first documented case of survival in a SARS-CoV-2 positive patient presenting with intussusception as the primary manifestation. As our knowledge of this disease evolves, surgeons need to remain suspicious for possible gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101533
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Intussusception
  • Pediatric


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