In this article, we describe a case of acute pancreatitis occurred on a 2-year-old boy following rotavirus gastroenteritis. Its characteristics are analyzed and contextualized among those of other 4 cases of pancreatitis associated with rotavirus infection found through a systematic review of the international literature. None of the five children underwent surgery or was referred to an intensive care unit and all the 5 children cured with normalization of pancreatic enzyme within 5-10 days. The pathogenesis of this rare complication remains to be cleared, and its actual incidence may be higher than that reported. Although acute pancreatitis associated with rotavirus gastroenteritis seems to be a mild disease, attention must be paid by the pediatrician fearing possible complications. Rotavirus infection should be amended to the differential diagnosis panel of pancreatitis in toddlers.

S. Giordano, G. Serra, P. Dones, M. Di Gangi, MC Failla, IARIA, C., et al. (2013). Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview. NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 36, 97-101.

Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview

G. Serra;CASCIO, Antonio
2013-01-01

Abstract

In this article, we describe a case of acute pancreatitis occurred on a 2-year-old boy following rotavirus gastroenteritis. Its characteristics are analyzed and contextualized among those of other 4 cases of pancreatitis associated with rotavirus infection found through a systematic review of the international literature. None of the five children underwent surgery or was referred to an intensive care unit and all the 5 children cured with normalization of pancreatic enzyme within 5-10 days. The pathogenesis of this rare complication remains to be cleared, and its actual incidence may be higher than that reported. Although acute pancreatitis associated with rotavirus gastroenteritis seems to be a mild disease, attention must be paid by the pediatrician fearing possible complications. Rotavirus infection should be amended to the differential diagnosis panel of pancreatitis in toddlers.
S. Giordano, G. Serra, P. Dones, M. Di Gangi, MC Failla, IARIA, C., et al. (2013). Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview. NEW MICROBIOLOGICA, 36, 97-101.
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