Neutropenic enterocolitis (typhlitis) in a pediatric renal transplant patient. A case report and review of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

NE (typhlitis) is a potentially life-threatening disease process characterized by bowel wall edema, ulceration, and hemorrhage in an immunosuppressed patient. We report a 15-year-old boy status post deceased donor renal transplantation who presented with fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Laboratory studies revealed neutropenia 5 days prior to admission, and abdominal computed tomography revealed bowel wall thickening in the cecum consistent with NE. He was treated with piperacillin-tazobactam and gentamicin and recovered. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a case of NE in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pelletier, JH; Nagaraj, S; Gbadegesin, R; Wigfall, D; McGann, KA; Foreman, J

Published Date

  • September 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 6

PubMed ID

  • 28664544

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1399-3046

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/petr.13022


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Denmark