A mother’s management of rectal prolapse in a Nigerian toddler

Victor Idowu Joel-Medewase, Michael Olaniyan Onigbinde, Olusola Adetunji Oyedeji


A 20 months old Nigerian girl who had rectal prolapse was subjected to sitting on a hot ‘sitz’- like bath as a home management of the prolapse. Gluteal, perineal and upper thigh burns and sepsis; also, febrile convulsion and spontaneous passage of 5 ascaris worms were the sequellae.


Burns, Convulsions, Home management, Hot bath, Sepsis

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