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Schistosoma infestation

Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 October 2012, last major update August 2012
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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

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

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