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Epidemiology of intussusception in sub-Saharan Africa.

Authors
  • Mwenda, Jason M1
  • Tate, Jacqueline E2
  • Parashar, Umesh D2
  • 1 World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. , (Congo - Kinshasa)
  • 2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. , (Georgia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pan African Medical Journal
Publisher
Pan African Medical Journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2021
Volume
39
Issue
Suppl 1
Pages
1–1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.11604/pamj.supp.2021.39.1.30287
PMID: 34548893
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

This supplement contains the findings from intussusception surveillance conducted in 9 countries. These articles provide information on the age distribution of intussusception in the first year of life with cases peaking at 4-6 months of age, highlight the high proportion of cases in most, but not all, countries that undergo surgery and often require bowel resection for the treatment of intussusception, and show the variability of treatment outcomes in different countries. These data will be important for improving diagnosis and treatment of intussusception in young children in sub-Saharan Africa. ©Jason M Mwenda et al.

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