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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2006 Mar;9(1):65-69. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2006.
Copyright © 2006 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Gastroparesis Followed after Rotavirus Gastroenteritis
Jae Lee Kim,* Young Hwan Kim, and Ki Soo Kang
Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
*Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cheju National University Hospital, Korea.
Department of Pediatrics, Cheju National University College of Medicine, Jeju, Korea.

We experienced a 15 month old child who had persistent gastroparesis after an acute viral illness tested positive for rotavirus. She was admitted because of persistent postprandial vomiting, abdominal distension and anorexia followed after acute rotavirus gastroenteritis. Other diagnostic tests did not demonstrate any evidence of some organic disease. But, we could find the delayed gastric emptying in gastric scintigraphy. The initial percentage gastric emptying in 60 minutes tested by scintigraphy was 13.4%. The second result of percentage gastric empting after clinical improvement was 49.9%.

Keywords: Gastroparesis; Gastric emptying; Persistent vomiting