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Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Objective: To remind pediatric care providers that an altered mental status can be the only presenting symptom for intussusception, a life-threatening diagnosis.

Method: A case report that presents a unique presentation of intussusception: a 4-month old boy with neurological findings after a reported head injury.

Conclusion: Diagnosis of intussusception in the pediatric population is highly dependent on its classical presenting signs and symptoms: sudden severe colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, and an abdominal mass in children between 3 months and 6 years of age. Consider that an altered mental status can be the only presenting symptom.

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https://doi.org/10.1177/2050313X14558903

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SAGE Open Medical Case Reports, v. 2, art. 4558903

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