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Intestinal intussusception as a key sign of Celiac Disease. A pediatric case report.

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Summary of "Intestinal intussusception as a key sign of Celiac Disease. A pediatric case report."

Intestinal intussusception is the most frequent cause of intestinal obstruction between 6 and 36 months of age, the majority being idiopathic. The association between celiac disease and intestinal intussusception in the pediatric population has been described. We present the case of a 23-month-old male admitted due to a failure to thrive. In his ultrasound study recurrent asymptomatic ileo-ileal invaginations were found.

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Name: Archivos argentinos de pediatria
ISSN: 1668-3501
Pages: e188-e190

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