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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 767-768

Acute amebic appendicitis: Report of a rare case


Department of Pathology, Al-Jahra Hospital, Jahra, Kuwait

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Naorem Gopendro Singh
Department of Pathology, Al-Jahra Hospital, P.O. Box 62276, Jahra 02153
Kuwait
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DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.72080

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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.


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