Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis

Javier E. Andrade, Raul Mederos, Haidy Rivero, Morgan A. Sendzischew, Mauela Soaita, Morton J. Robinson, Harry Sendzischew, Payman Danielpour

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Abstract

Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis is extremely rare. The case of a 38-year-old Hispanic man who presented to the hospital with symptoms and signs suggestive of acute appendicitis is reported. He underwent laparoscopic appendectomy and the pathologic examination of the appendix revealed multiple trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica. The patient was treated postoperatively with metronidazole for amebiasis, and follow-up stool studies showed no sign of residual infection. The patient has remained asymptomatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1140-1142
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume100
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Amebiasis
Appendicitis
Trophozoites
Entamoeba histolytica
Appendectomy
Metronidazole
Hispanic Americans
Signs and Symptoms
Infection

Keywords

  • Acute abdomen
  • Amebiasis
  • Appendicitis
  • Entamoeba histolytica

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Andrade, J. E., Mederos, R., Rivero, H., Sendzischew, M. A., Soaita, M., Robinson, M. J., ... Danielpour, P. (2007). Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis. Southern Medical Journal, 100(11), 1140-1142. https://doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318158326f

Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis. / Andrade, Javier E.; Mederos, Raul; Rivero, Haidy; Sendzischew, Morgan A.; Soaita, Mauela; Robinson, Morton J.; Sendzischew, Harry; Danielpour, Payman.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 100, No. 11, 01.11.2007, p. 1140-1142.

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Andrade, JE, Mederos, R, Rivero, H, Sendzischew, MA, Soaita, M, Robinson, MJ, Sendzischew, H & Danielpour, P 2007, 'Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis', Southern Medical Journal, vol. 100, no. 11, pp. 1140-1142. https://doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318158326f
Andrade JE, Mederos R, Rivero H, Sendzischew MA, Soaita M, Robinson MJ et al. Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis. Southern Medical Journal. 2007 Nov 1;100(11):1140-1142. https://doi.org/10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318158326f
Andrade, Javier E. ; Mederos, Raul ; Rivero, Haidy ; Sendzischew, Morgan A. ; Soaita, Mauela ; Robinson, Morton J. ; Sendzischew, Harry ; Danielpour, Payman. / Amebiasis presenting as acute appendicitis. In: Southern Medical Journal. 2007 ; Vol. 100, No. 11. pp. 1140-1142.
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