BMJ Case Reports
This case demonstrates pneumatosis intestinalis and small bowel perforation in a paediatric patient with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). Our patient presented with fever, abdominal pain and shortness of breath. She progressed to haemodynamic failure and small bowel perforation approximately 1 week after admission. Patients with suspected or confirmed MIS-C should be monitored closely for abdominal catastrophe, especially when critically ill in the intensive care unit.
COVID-19, paediatric surgery
Heza L, Olive A, Miller J. Pneumatosis Intestinalis and Intestinal Perforation in a Case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children. BMJ Case Reports. 2021; 14(4). doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-241688.