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Successful dietary treatment of recurrent intussusception
  1. K Masilamani1,
  2. S Jolles2,
  3. S Huddart2,
  4. D P Tuthill2
  1. 1
    Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, UK
  2. 2
    Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. K Masilamani, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Ynysmaerdy, Llantrisant CF72 8XR, UK; kavitha1603{at}

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We report the first case of an infant with recurrent intussusceptions secondary to intestinal lymphoid hyperplasia due to food allergy (soya) that was ultimately successfully treated by dietary restriction.

A female infant presented with frequent, worsening clinical episodes of sudden collapse secondary to intussusceptions over a 12-month period confirmed by ultrasound on three occasions. She also had pronounced infantile colic and moderately loose stools. Following her seventh admission, an ileo-caecal resection with limited …

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