Acute pancreatitis in children and rotavirus infection. Description of a case and minireview
- Autori: S., G.; G., S.; P., D.; M., D.; Mc, F.; Iaria, C.; Ricciardi, F.; Pernice, L.; D., P.; Cascio, A.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2013
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
- Parole Chiave: Rotavirus; pancreatitis
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/379288
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.