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Life Threatening? Yes
Write-up: Information has been received from a nurse practitioner concerning a 3 month old male who was vaccinated with a 2ml oral dose of Rotateq (No lot number was provided). The nurse practitioner reported within 3 weeks after vaccination the patient developed intussusception. Medical attention was sought and the patient was hospitalized and underwent surgery. Subsequently, the patient recovered. There was no product quality complaint. The event was also considered to be immediately life-threatening, disabling and an other important medical event (surgery) by the reporter. Additional information has been requested. 8/31/07 Received patient demographics from CDC. 9/4/07 Received vax record from pcp. VAERS database updated w/same. 10/5/07 Reviewed hospital medical records which reveal patient experienced copious bilious drainage from NGT & dx w/ SBO. Had previous surgery of ileocolic resection w/primary anastomosis for IS w/dead bowel. Admitted 8/1-8/7/2007. Operative findings on 8/3 was a very tough cord like adhesion going straight across the ileum about 4-5 cm prior to earlier anastamosis w/colon. Adhesion was lysed & small bowel was functional & healthy. Multiple other smaller adhesions were lysed as well. Admitted to PICU for post op observation. FINAL DX: No D/C summary included. Recurrent intussusception, surgically reduced. 10/5/07 Received D/C summary. Patient had bilious vomiting. Laparotomy & lysis of adhesions as above. FINAL DX: postoperative bowel obstruction, surgically reduced. Records faxed to CDC. 10/29/07 Reviewed hospital medical records which reveal patient experienced bilious vomiting & lethargy x 1 day. Admitted 6/20-6/25/2007. Taken to OR for probable mid-gut volvulus & found to have incarcerated ileocolic IS w/necrotic ileum. Right colon resection w/primary anastomosis was done. Progressed well & d/c to home FINAL DX: Ileocolic intussusception, surgically reduced. Records faxed to CDC.
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