[A young child with acute abdomen and iron deficiency anemia]

Schlapbach, L; Liniger, B; Schibli, S; Cholewa, D (2006). [A young child with acute abdomen and iron deficiency anemia]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 95(22), pp. 913-6. Bern: Huber

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The case of a 20 month-old girl that was admitted to the emergency ward because of worsening of her general condition in the setting of acute non-bloody gastroenteritis is reported. The clinical examination revealed signs of severe dehydration and a prominent tender abdomen. Laboratory evaluation showed leucocytosis, elevated C-reactive protein and severe hypochromic microcytic anemia. Abdominal X-ray revealed diffuse meteorism. The child underwent laparascopic evaluation. A perforated Meckel's diverticulum was found. Perforation and anemia due to occult bleeding are unusual presentations of Meckel's diverticulum. The differential diagnosis of children presenting with an acute abdomen with special focus on Meckel's diverticulum is discussed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Schlapbach, Luregn Jan; Schibli, Susanne and Cholewa, Dietmar

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

16774051

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:46

Last Modified:

06 Dec 2013 13:42

PubMed ID:

16774051

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19277 (FactScience: 1775)

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