Gastroparesis is a clinical term for gastric dysmotility or paralysis that presents without mechanical obstruction, but with functional obstruction. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal discomfort and abdominal distension may result from the functional obstruction of gastroparesis. Gastroparesis is frequently associated with such systemic diseases as diabetic mellitus and scleroderma or with certain operations such as vagotomy. Yet gastroparesis is rarely described in older children after viral infection. The authors observed a case of gastroparesis after pyretic symptoms. We report here on this case and its clinical consequences.