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Colonic perforations in enteric fever.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15456559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of multiple colonic perforations in a 5-year-old boy due to typhoid fever. The main objective is to present the occurrence of this complication and discuss the management. The patient was admitted with nine days history of high-grade fever and abdominal pain. On examination, he was very sick looking child with acute abdomen. After initial workup and resuscitation, laparotomy was performed which revealed multiple colonic perforations with feacal peritonitis. The case revealed that one must not forget to inspect entire intestine including colon, as there may be perforations present in the large bowel.
Naseem Uddin; Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan; Zareen Tasneem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1022-386X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-30     Completed Date:  2004-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9606447     Medline TA:  J Coll Physicians Surg Pak     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  634-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Colonic Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Intestinal Perforation / etiology*,  surgery
Typhoid Fever / complications*

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