Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Intussusception Incidence

Facts about intussusception:

  • Intussusception usually occurs in children between the ages of 5 months and 2 years.
  • One third of the cases of intussusception occur in children under the age of one year.
  • Intussusception is more common in boys than girls.

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Last Updated: May 20, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Intussusception References
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