Intussusception is the process by which one segment of intestine "telescopes" into another segment. Escherichia coli O157:H7 is a rare cause of intussusception that uncommonly requires a surgical procedure.Case report and literature review.We reviewed 25 cases of infection with E. coli O157:H7 that resulted in intussusception, all of which involved minors. Our case identifies the first reported adult with intussusception secondary to E. coli infection necessitating surgical intervention. In total, two (8%) required operation. Hemolytic uremic syndrome did not develop in any patient, and there were no deaths.E. coli O157:H7-associated intussusception is rare and does not commonly require operation. If conservative management fails, a surgical procedure may be necessary to resect the pathologic lead point.
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