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Write-up: This case was reported by a physician and described the occurrence of intussusception in a 5-month-old male subject who was vaccinated with Rotarix (GlaxoSmithKline). Previous and/or concurrent vaccination included Pentavac; manufacturer unspecified;intramuscular given on 18 November 2007 and 3 February 2008; hepatitis B; manufacturer unspecified; intramuscular given on 12 September 2007; pneumococcal vaccine, unspecified; manufacturer unspecified; intramuscular given on 18 November 2007 and 3 January 2008; tuberculosis vaccine; manufacturer unspecified; intradermal given on 12 September 2007. On 18 November 2007 the subject received 1st dose of Rotarix (oral). On 1 March 2008, 104 days after vaccination with Rotarix, the subject presented vomiting (6 times), fever and irritability. Two days after he presented bloody stools and abdominal distention. The subject required hospitalisation. He had abdominal bloating, with pain, decreased and distended peristalsis, pallor, dehydration and blood in anus. On 03 March 2008 abdominal x-ray was performed which showed absence of air, interloop edema and absence of air on pelvic fossa. On 04 April 2008 abdominal ultrasound showed free fluid on cavity and loops with air and abundant fluids. On 05 March 2008 the subject underwent a surgery which corroborated ileocolic intussusception. Intussusception was reduced by taxis without complications. Mesenteric nodes for biopsy was taken for further investigation but the results were unknown. Post surgical evolution was favorable. On 10 March 2008 the subject was discharged. The subject was hospitalised and the physician considered the events were clinically significant (or requiring intervention). The subject was treated with Ampicillin, Amikacin and surgery. The physician considered the events were unrelated to vaccination with Rotarix.
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