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A 13-month-old girl presented with a 2-day history of hyperpyrexia and vomiting. Physical examination showed a distended but soft abdomen without tenderness. Laboratory examination findings showed an increased white cell count (20.2 × 109/µL) and serum C-reactive protein level (45.57 mg/L). Abdominal radiograph showed extensive linear pneumatosis intestinalis of the bowel (figure 1). Infectious enterocolitis was suspected, so antibiotics (sulperazone plus …
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Ethics approval The Institutional Review Board of Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center (Guangzhou, China).
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