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Intestinal intussusception in adults due to acute enterovirus infection
  1. Andrew A Chia (evmed{at}sbcglobal.net)
  1. EV Med Research, United States
    1. John K Chia (evmed{at}sbcglobal.net)
    1. EV Med Research, United States

      Abstract

      We report 3 adult cases of intestinal intussusception associated with enteroviruses occurring in the same geographic areas within a three-week period. Virologic studies include viral RNA detection in stool samples and staining for enterovirus protein by immunoperoxidase technique of the resected intestines. A new mechanism for intussusception associated with enterovirus is proposed. Tap water was implicated in the outbreak. Better monitoring of drinking water may prevent other cases of non-polio enterovirus infection.

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