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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55-57

Typhoid intestinal disease: 32 perforations in 1 patient


Paediatric Surgery Unit University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

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A A Nasir
Paediatric Surgery Unit University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Ilorin, Kwara State
Nigeria
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Typhoid intestinal perforation is a common complication of typhoid fever in our environment. The occurrence of multiple intestinal perforations that involves both small and large bowel is increasingly being seen in our practice. We report a case of 32 intestinal perforations in a child. This is the highest number of perforations seen in any 1 patient in our search of the English literature. This article details our approach to management of this type of patient.


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