Rotavirus-Associated Necrotizing Enterocolitis After Cardiac Catheterization in Infants

JON N. MELIONES, THOMAS C. SHOPE, AMNON ROSENTHAL, JOHN M. PALMISANO
1991 Journal of interventional cardiology  
Necrotizing enterocolitis is common in preterm and low birth weight infants but rare beyond the neonatal period. Various infectious agents including bacterial and viral organisms have been implicated in its pathogenesis. Rotavirus has recently been shown to be associated with necrotizing enterocolitis. In this report we describe two irlfants with congenital cardiac disease who developed ficlminating necrotizing enterocolitis after cardiac catheterization. Both infants were beyond the newborn
more » ... iod and developed enterocolitis during an epidemic of rotaviral injection. We postulate a relationship between rotavirus infection and the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in older infants with congenital heart disease after cardiac catheterization. (J Interven Cardiol 1991 :4:2)
doi:10.1111/j.1540-8183.1991.tb01020.x fatcat:f5ogtqdxrjairb2rbnwtisk7ca