Amoebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis

Hitoshi Ichikawa, Jin Imai, Hajime Mizukami, Shuji Uda, Soichiro Yamamoto, Eiji Nomura, Takuma Tajiri, Norihito Watanabe, Hiroyasu Makuuchi

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We report a case of amoebic appendicitis without colitis symptoms. Acute appendicitis is commonly encountered by gastroenterologists in their daily practice. The number of cases of amoebiasis increases annually in Japan, and is thought to be associated with an increase in sexually transmitted disease or travel to endemic areas. However, acute amoebic appendicitis is rare and the prognosis is very poor compared to nonamoebic appendicitis. In our case, appendectomy was performed immediately after onset, and the patient was discharged without complications. It is difficult to differentiate between amoebic and nonamoebic appendicitis preoperatively, and the possibility of amoebic appendicitis should be kept in mind.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)227-229
ページ数3
ジャーナルTokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
41
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出版ステータスPublished - 2016 12
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