Acute amebic appendicitis: Report of a rare case

Naorem Gopendro Singh, A. A.S. Rifat Mannan, Mirza Kahvic

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Abstract

Acute appendicitis of amebic origin is considered a rare cause of acute appendicitis. We report a case of amebic appendicitis presenting with fever, severe pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and rebound tenderness. Lab investigations revealed neutrophilic leukocytosis. The patient underwent appendectomy. Histopathological examination revealed numerous Entameba histolytica trophozoites in the mucosa of the appendix. Acute appendicitis of amebic origin does not appear frequently. Appendicular amebiasis can give the clinical features of acute appendicitis and should be treated accordingly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-768
Number of pages2
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2010

Keywords

  • Ameba
  • GIT
  • appendicitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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