Highland Medical Research Journal

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Acute Perforated Schistosomal Appendicitis: A Case Report

AZ Mohammed, AA Yakubu, ST Edino


Appendicitis is occasionally the first clinical manifestation of schistosomal infestation which may require treatment. A rare case of perforated schistosomal appendicitis in a 12 –year old Nigerian boy diagnosed on the basis of histological evaluation of the appendectomy specimen is reported to highlight the clinical presentation and management of the condition.
Key words: Appendicitis; Schistosomiasis; Perforation; Complications
Highland Medical Research Journal Vol.2(2) 2004: 71-73

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