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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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VILLARREAL, Marina  and  BRUM, Patricia. Rectal prolapse in a neonate with Shigella diarrhea. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.108, n.1, pp.e17-e19. ISSN 0325-0075.

A case of neonatal rectal prolapse during Shigella diarrhea is described. A 10 days neonate exclusively breast fed, whose 2 years old brother has had the same process 2 weeks ago. Medical treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone resolved rectal prolapse in 48 hours. Stool cultures showed the presence of Shigella flexneri II resistant to amoxicillin; blood and cerebrospinal fluid, cultures were negative. Conclusion. Rectal prolapse is an uncommon complication seen in infants with Shigella diarrhea. It has been described in older children, but never before in neonates.

Keywords : Rectal prolapse; Neonate; Diarrhea; Shigella.

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