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Write-up: This case was reported by a physician and described the occurrence of ileocolic intussusception in a 3-month-old female subject who was vaccinated with ROTARIX (Glaxosmithkline). Previous and/or concurrent vaccination included PNEUMOCOCCAL vaccine; non-gsk manufacturer; intramuscular given on 8 December 2008; bacillus calmette-guerin vaccine (non-gsk); non gsk manufacturer; intradermal given on 28 September 2008; HEPATITIS B vaccine recombinant; manufacturer unspecified; intramuscular given on 28 September 2008 and 8 December 2008. The subject''s medical conditions included a healthy baby. On 8 December 2008 the subject received 1st dose of ROTARIX (oral). On 19 January 2009, 42 days after vaccination with ROTARIX, the subject experienced cyanosis, nausea and vomiting. The subject was brought to the emergency room. On 20 January 2009 she presented pallor irritability, increased of peristalsis, respiratory problems, blood stools, palpable abdominal mass. On 21 January 2009 the abdominal x-ray revealed pneumonic infiltration and cardiomegaly. Ileocolic intussusception was suspected and after confirmed. On 21 January underwent a laparotomy (no bowel resection was needed). Furthermore the subject was diagnosed with pneumonia and treated with ampicillin and furosemide without complications. On 24 January 2009 the subject was discharged in good medical conditions. The subject was hospitalized and the physician considered the events were clinically significant (or requiring intervention). The physician considered the events were almost certainly related to vaccination with ROTARIX.
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