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dc.contributor.authorWasana Kanoksilen_US
dc.contributor.authorNoppadol Larbcharoensuben_US
dc.contributor.authorPannathat Soontrapaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSith Phongkitkarunen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuthus Sriphojanarten_US
dc.contributor.authorPrawat Nitiyananten_US
dc.contributor.otherMahidol Universityen_US
dc.identifier.citationSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. Vol.41, No.5 (2010), 1065-1070en_US
dc.description.abstractParasitic appendicitis is uncommon. The authors reviewed the pathology of 4,130 appendices resected over the past 10 years (2000 to 2009). Only one case of eosinophilic appendicitis caused by Schistosoma japonicum was identified. The overall prevalence of schistosomal appendicitis was 0.024%. The case was a 61-year-old woman who presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain. She had been a farmer in Chumphon and Surat Thani Provinces, which are endemic for schistosomiasis in Thailand. Physical, laboratory and ultrasound examinations were suggestive of acute appendicitis. She underwent emergency appendectomy. Intraoperative findings revealed a ruptured appendix with a fecalith in the appendiceal lumen. The histopathologic diagnosis was suppurative eosinophilic appendicitis with schistosomal ova in the mucosa, submucosa, muscular layer and vascular lumens, identified as S. japonicum eggs. The patient was treated for the parasite with praziquantal. We briefly review the clinicopathologic features and pathogenesis of schistosomal appendicitis.en_US
dc.rightsMahidol Universityen_US
dc.titleEosinophilic appendicitis caused by schistosoma japonicum: A case report and review of the literatureen_US
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