Giugno 2019 - Volume XXXVIII - numero 6

Medico e Bambino


Pagine elettroniche

Una celiachia con invaginazioni intestinali ricorrenti

Martina Mainetti, Vanna Graziani, Caterina Radice, Martina Serafini*, Giuliana Turlą, Federico Marchetti

UOC di Pediatria e Neonatologia, Ospedale di Ravenna, AUSL della Romagna
*Scuola di Specializzazione in Pediatria, Universitą di Ferrara

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: martina.mainetti@auslromagna.it

Coeliac disease and recurrent intestinal intussusception

Key words: Coeliac disease, Recurrent intussusception, Children, Case report

The paper presents the case of a 22-month-old child with an acute onset of coeliac disease and recurrent intussusception. A prevalence of around 1% of intestinal intussusception in children with a new diagnosis of coeliac disease is described in the literature, a value that increases in the studies in which abdominal ultrasound screening was performed even in the absence of symptoms.
The pathogenetic mechanism has not been fully understood yet. The course of intestinal intussusception to the diagnosis of coeliac disease is generally benign, with spontaneous resolution of the picture with a gluten-free diet. In recurrent intussusception it is important to consider the treatment with steroids before resorting to a more invasive approach, which should be reserved for cases with symptoms of intestinal obstruction.

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M. Mainetti, V. Graziani, C. Radice, M. Serafini, G. Turlą, F. Marchetti Una celiachia con invaginazioni intestinali ricorrenti. Medico e Bambino 2019;38(6):391 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=1906_391.pdf


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