Acute Amoebic Appendicitis: A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Devender Singh Chauhan,
Room No. 405, PGI Building, PGIMER, Dr. RML Hospital, Delhi-110001, India.
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 Entameba histolytica in the ulcerated mucosa of the appendix. The present case report aims to highlight this rare cause of appendicitis which should be treated appropriately to prevent further complication.
Appendix, Entameba histolytica, Pain abdomen
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 Mar 18 ]; 12:ED01-ED02. Available from
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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