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Successful colonoscopic approach in a child with intussusception associated with enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157 infection

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Author(s): Shin-ichiro Hagiwara | Hisako Tobayama | Seiichi Kagimoto

Journal: Pediatric Reports
ISSN 2036-749X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: e33;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: colonoscopy | intussusception | O157

ABSTRACT
The pathogenesis of intussusception caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157 infection is unknown. In our case, colonoscopy was useful for confirming O157 infection. The intussusception was caused by focally damaged edematous mucosa in the cecum. This case helped in elucidating the pathogenesis of the disease.
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