PAMJ supplements

Intussusception in African Infants

This supplement contains the findings from intussusception surveillance conducted in 9 countries. These articles provide information on the age distribution of intussusception in the first year of life with cases peaking at 4-6 months of age, highlight the high proportion of cases in most, but not all, countries that undergo surgery and often require bowel resection for the treatment of intussusception, and show the variability of treatment outcomes in different countries. These data will be important for improving diagnosis and treatment of intussusception in young children in sub-Saharan Africa. This supplement was supported by the Gavi Alliance through the CDC Foundation.

Guest editors:

  • Jason Mwenda (World Health Organization Office for Africa)
  • Umesh Parashar (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Jacqueline Tate (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Contact: Jason Mwenda (World Health Organization Office for Africa), Umesh Parashar (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Jacqueline Tate (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Epidemiology of intussusception in Sub-Saharan Africa (Editorial)

Jason M Mwenda, Jacqueline E Tate, Umesh D Parashar

Pan African Medical Journal. 27 July 2021. 39(1): 1

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Epidemiology of intussusception among infants in Ethiopia, 2013-2016 (Research)

Amezene Tadesse, Fasil Teshager, Goitom Weldegebriel, Ayesheshem Ademe, Eshetu Wassie, Abay Gosaye, Kimberly Pringle, Jason M Mwenda, Umesh D Parashar, Jacqueline E Tate

Pan African Medical Journal. 27 July 2021. 39(1): 2

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Delays in presentation of intussusception and development of gangrene in Zimbabwe (Research)

Dennis Mazingi, Eleanor M Burnett, Hilda Angela Mujuru, Kusum Nathoo, Jacqueline E Tate, Jason M Mwenda, Goitom Weldegebriel, Portia Manangazira, Arnold Mukaratirwa, Umesh D Parashar, Taurai Zimunhu, Bothwell Anesu Mbuwayesango

Pan African Medical Journal. 28 July 2021. 39(1): 3

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Intussusception among infants in Tanzania: findings from prospective hospital-based surveillance, 2013-2016 (Research)

Mwajabu Mbaga, David Msuya, Lazaro Mboma, Bhavin Jani, Fausta Michael, Christopher Kamugisha, Said Ali Said, Abdulhamid Saleh, Jason M Mwenda, Margaret Cortese

Pan African Medical Journal. 28 July 2021. 39(1): 4

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Acute intestinal intussusception among children under five years of age admitted in an Ouagadougou hospital, Burkina Faso, 2008-2013: epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic aspects (Research)

Tapsoba Wendlamita Toussaint, Albert Wandaogo, Idrissa Clétus Yaméogo W, Isso Ouédraogo, Somkièta Modeste Francis Ouédraogo, Olivier Zampou, Bernadette Béré, Negar Aliabadi, Eyal Leshem, Moumouni Nikièma, Ma Ouattara, Jason M Mwenda, Isidore Bonkoungou, Emile Bandré, Umesh D Parashar, Jacqueline E Tate

Pan African Medical Journal. 28 July 2021. 39(1): 5

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Age distribution and mortality associated with intussusception in children under two years of age in nine sentinel surveillance hospitals in Zambia, 2007-2018 (Research)

Evans Mwila Mpabalwani, Bruce Bvulani, Julia Simwaka, Pearson Chitambala, Belem Matapo, Jacqueline Tate, Umesh Parashar, Jason Mwenda

Pan African Medical Journal. 28 July 2021. 39(1): 6

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Epidemiology of intussusception among infants in Togo, 2015-2018 (Research)

Enyonam Tsolenyanu, Komlatsè Akakpo-Numado, Djatougbe Eliane Akolly, Jason Mwenda, Jacqueline Tate, Amevegbe Boko, Dadja Landoh, Komlan Gnassingne, Yawo Atakouma, Umesh Parashar

Pan African Medical Journal. 29 July 2021. 39(1): 7

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Epidemiology of intussusception in infants less than one year of age in Ghana, 2012-2016 (Research)

Glover Addy, Daniel Ansong, Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, Jacqueline E Tate, Kwame Amponsa-Achiano, Badu Sarkodie, Jason M Mwenda, StanleyDiamenu, Sandra Kwarteng Owusu, Boateng Nimako, Nicholas Karikari Mensah, Joseph Armachie, Clement Narh, Kimberly Pringle, Scott P Grytdal, Fred Binka, Ben Lopman, Umesh D Parashar, George Armah

Pan African Medical Journal. 29 July 2021. 39(1): 8

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Intussusception in children under five years of age in Enugu, Nigeria (Research)

Beckie Nnenna Tagbo, Uchechukwu Obiora Ezomike, Oluwatoyin Arinola Odetunde, Benedict Onyeka Edelu, Bismarck Christopher Eke, Ogechukwu Francesca Amadi, Ifeyinwa Bernadette Okeke, Okechukwu Ani, Chinedu Michael Chukwubuike, Jason Mathiu Mwenda, Sebastian Okwuchukwu Ekenze

Pan African Medical Journal. 06 August 2021. 39(1): 9

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