Rotavirus-associated intussusception followed by spontaneous resolution

Dallar Y., Bostanci I., BOZDAYI G. , Dogan B., Basbay Y., Battaloglu N. O. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.20, no.3, pp.209-213, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.4318/tjg.2009.0009
  • Page Numbers: pp.209-213
  • Keywords: Rotavirus, intussusception, child, YOUNG-CHILDREN, INFECTION, INFANTS


Rotavirus was related to causing intussusception when the first generation rotavirus vaccine was introduced. However, the association between natural rota virus infection and intussusception remains an area of concern and controversy. A few studies have found that rotavirus infection can cause intussusception. On the other hand, several studies were unable to find an association of intussusception with natural rotavirus infection. Herein, we describe a patient who developed intussusception following rotavirus diarrhea during the course of hospitalization and recovered by spontaneous resolution the next day. This rotavirus belonged to serotype G9P[6]. The case is presented here as an evidence that natural rotavirus infection is associated with intussusception. Comprehensive research is needed to identify whether intussusception by rotavirus has a propensity to resolve spontaneousey.