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Appendix

Appendicitis

Schistosoma infestation


Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 October 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Common, usually doesn’t cause acute appendicitis
● May cause appendicitis in regions endemic for schistosomiasis
● Prominent eosinophilic infiltrate in appendix

Case reports
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● Three cases of appendicitis with Schistosoma haematobium eggs (APMIS 2006;114:72)

End of Appendix > Appendicitis > Schistosoma infestation


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