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Year : 2018 | Month : March | Volume : 12 | Issue : 3 | Page : ED01 - ED02

Acute Amoebic Appendicitis: A Rare Case Report

Manjari Kishore, Devender Singh Chauhan, Seema Rahar, Shashikant Singh

1. Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, India. 2. Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, India. 3. Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, India. 4. Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Devender Singh Chauhan,
Room No. 405, PGI Building, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital,
Delhi-110001, India.
E-mail: drdsc1318@gmail.com

Abstract

Acute appendicitis is a common cause of acute pain abdomen. Amoebic infestation is still a rare cause of acute appendicitis. Herein, we report a rare case of amoebic appendicitis in a young female, who presented to emergency department with pain abdomen, fever and vomiting along with rebound tenderness. Laboratory investigation revealed leukocytosis and mild eosinophilia. Histopathological examination showed numerous trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica in the ulcerated mucosa of the appendix. The present case report aim to highlight this rare cause of appendicitis which should be treated appropriately to prevent further complication.

Keywords

Appendix, Entamoeba histolytica, Pain abdomen

How to cite this article :

Manjari Kishore, Devender Singh Chauhan, Seema Rahar, Shashikant Singh. ACUTE AMOEBIC APPENDICITIS: A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 March [cited: 2018 Jul 21 ]; 12:ED01-ED02. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=March&volume=12&issue=3&page=ED01-ED02&id=11236

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/32029.11236

Date of Submission: Jul 31, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Aug 18, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 10, 2018
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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