Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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

Acute Amoebic Appendicitis: A Rare Case Report ED01-ED02

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

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.