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Write-up: This case was reported by a physician in the frame of a study and described the occurrence of intussusception in a 2-month-old male subject who was vaccinated with ROTARIX (GlaxoSmithKline). The subject had no allergy. Concurrent medical conditions included heart murmur and hypothyroidism. Concurrent medications included LEVOTYROXIN. On 1 July 2008, the subject received 1st dose of ROTARIX (oral), lot number not provided. On 5 July 2008, 4 days after vaccination with ROTARIX, the subject experienced bloody stools and fever (38.7 Deg C), leading to hospitalisation the same day. The physical examination showed dehydration, pallor, abdominal pain and absent bowel sounds. The laboratory test showed hemoglobin 9.9 g/dl. The abdominal ultrasound suggested an intestinal obstruction and the diagnosis of intussusception was made. Treatment with barium salt failed to resolve the intussusception. The surgery performed on 5 July 2008 revealed an ileocolic intussusception and 3 small bowel perforations which were repaired. A 20 cm ileocecal valvule resection was performed without complication. The subject was hospitalised for 8 days. On 12 July 2008, the subject was discharged from hospital in good clinical condition with a 3 days paracetamol treatment. At the time of reporting the events were resolved. The physician considered the events were almost certainly related to vaccination with ROTARIX.
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