Schistosomal appendicitis in pregnancy.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_8963047F7D42
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Schistosomal appendicitis in pregnancy.
Journal
Swiss Surgery
Author(s)
Halkic N., Abdelmoumene A., Gintzburger D., Mosimann F.
ISSN
0007-1323
ISSN-L
1023-9332
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Volume
8
Number
3
Pages
121-122
Language
english
Notes
DA - 20020719 LA - eng PT - Case Reports PT - Journal Article SB - IM
Abstract
Acute appendicitis is the most common acute surgical infection during pregnancy. Although usually pyogenic in origin, parasitic infections account for a small percentage of cases. Despite the relatively high prevalence of acute appendicitis in our environment, it is not commonly associated with schistosomiasis. We report here the association of pregnancy and appendicitis caused by Schistosoma haematobium. Schistosomiasis is very common complication of pregnancy in hyperendemic areas. Schistosome egg masses can lodge throughout the body and cause acute inflammation of the appendix, liver and spleen. Congestion of pelvic vessels during pregnancy facilitates passage of eggs into the villi and intervillous spaces, causing an inflammatory reaction. Tourism and immigration make this disease a potential challenge for practitioners everywhere.
Keywords
Adult, Animals, Appendectomy, Appendicitis/pathology, Appendicitis/surgery, Appendix/parasitology, Appendix/pathology, Female, Humans, Ovum/pathology, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic/pathology, Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic/surgery, Schistosoma haematobium/ultrastructure, Schistosomiasis haematobia/pathology, Schistosomiasis haematobia/surgery
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