Norovirus is the leading cause of epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide but the disease is usually self-limiting and generally only causes serious health problems in the young, elderly and immunocompromised. The authors report a case of bowel perforation in an elderly Caucasian lady with confirmed infection with Norovirus genogroup II and no other presumptive cause. To the authors' knowledge this is the first such case of bowel perforation due to Norovirus. Viral gastroenteritis should be considered in the list of differentials when no obvious cause of bowel perforation can be identified to minimise morbidity and mortality. © 2009 Pawa et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Pawa, N., Vanezis, A. P., & Tutton, M. G. (2009). Spontaneous bowel perforation due to norovirus: A case report. Cases Journal, 2(11). https://doi.org/10.1186/1757-1626-2-9101