Intussusception in a child with COVID-19 in the USA

Eseosa Amy Bazuaye-Ekwuyasi, Alvin C. Camacho, Florentino Saenz Rios, Andrew Torck, Woongsoon John Choi, Ebelosele E. Aigbivbalu, Mohammed Q. Mehdi, Kyle J. Shelton, Geetha L. Radhakrishnan, Ravi S. Radhakrishnan, Leonard E. Swischuk

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COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus strain SARS-CoV-2 that emerged in late 2019, has resulted in a global pandemic. COVID-19 was initially believed to occur less frequently in children with relatively mild disease. However, severe disease and varied presentations have been reported in infected children, one of such being intussusception. There have only been three reported cases of intussusception in the pediatric population infected with COVID-19. In this paper, we will discuss the management and treatment of a novel fourth case of COVID-19-associated intussusception. This case is the first reported in the USA and suggests that COVID-19 may be implicated in the development of intussusception. Pediatricians should consider the possibility of intussusception when a child with COVID-19 presents with abdominal pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-764
Number of pages4
JournalEmergency Radiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2020


  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Intussusception
  • Pediatrics
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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