Intussusception-Rotavirus Vaccine Risk

Last time we spoke about intussusception and its treatment.  This week, we try to discover whether there is a real link between rotavirus vaccines and this rare cause of abdominal pain in infants. Discussing vaccine efficacy and risks often engenders strong feelings from both sides of the river… the traditional believers AND the ‘anti-vaxxers’.  As with many controversies, it...

October 6th, 2011 by colinparker 

Intussusception

Intussusception is a ‘telescoping’ of the bowel on itself, commonest in infants between 5 and 10 months of age.  Usually, the classic triad of abdominal pain, vomiting and red-currant-jelly stools is not present, so how do we diagnose this sneaky little condition? In this episode, we explore the clinical presentation, investigation and management of this bowel-threatening condition. ...

September 22nd, 2011 by colinparker