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SCHISTOSOMAL APPENDICITIS IN A SLIDING HERNIA (CASE REPORT)

WEK Opara, SA Malami, OA Adesanya, UH Pindiga

Abstract


We report a rare case of a forty-seven year old Nigeria male with schistosomal appendicitis in a sliding hernia. The clinical and pathological features of the case are discussed, followed by a review of the literature. It is concluded that a high index of suspicion is necessary to diagnose unusual presentations of schistosomiasis in an endemic area such as Nigeria to facilitate early diagnosis and adequate treatment.




Afr. J. Clin. Exper. Microbiol. 2004; 5(2): 163 – 164.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajcem.v5i2.7371
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