Schistosomal peritonitis secondary to perforated appendicitis

Mazigo, Humphrey D., Giiti, Geofrey C., Zinga, Maria , Heukelbach, Jorg, and Rambau, Peter (2010) Schistosomal peritonitis secondary to perforated appendicitis. The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 14 (6). pp. 628-630.

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Abstract

In Tanzania, Schistosoma mansoni is endemic and causes intestinal schistosomiasis which affects various internal organs. However, worldwide there have been very few reports of cases of peritonitis due to schistosomal appendicitis. Here we report a rare case of schistosomal appendicitis with peritonitis in a 33 year-old male patient who recovered quickly after surgery.

Item ID: 17043
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: appendicitis; peritonitis; Schistosoma mansoni; Tanzania
ISSN: 1678-4391
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 22:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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