Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview

Antonio Cascio, Gregorio Serra, Maria Concetta Failla, Dario Pantaleo, Filippo Ricciardi, Maria Di Gangi, Piera Dones, Lucia Maria Pernice, Antonio Cascio, Salvatore Giordano, Chiara Iaria

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In this article, we describe a case of acute pancreatitis occurred on a 2-year-old boy following rotavirus gastroenteritis. Its characteristics are analyzed and contextualized among those of other 4 cases of pancreatitis associated with rotavirus infection found through a systematic review of the international literature. None of the five children underwent surgery or was referred to an intensive care unit and all the 5 children cured with normalization of pancreatic enzyme within 5-10 days. The pathogenesis of this rare complication remains to be cleared, and its actual incidence may be higher than that reported. Although acute pancreatitis associated with rotavirus gastroenteritis seems to be a mild disease, attention must be paid by the pediatrician fearing possible complications. Rotavirus infection should be amended to the differential diagnosis panel of pancreatitis in toddlers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)97-101
Numero di pagine5
RivistaNew Microbiologica
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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