Amöben-Appendicitis mit konsekutiver perforierter Pancolitis [Amebic appendicitis with subsequent perforated pancolitis]

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_EBDBD6ED1327
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
Amöben-Appendicitis mit konsekutiver perforierter Pancolitis [Amebic appendicitis with subsequent perforated pancolitis]
Journal
Der Chirurg
Author(s)
Demartines N., von Wartburg U., Musy J.P., Largiadèr J.
ISSN
0009-4722
Publication state
Published
Issued date
05/1995
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
66
Number
5
Pages
534-536
Language
german
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports
Abstract
Amoebic appendicitis is very rare, occurring in about 0.5 to 1% of acute appendicitis in tropical countries. The most severe complication is transmural amoebic colitis with perforation, described in 1.6 to 3.2% of cases. The mortality of such cases can be very high (up to 80%). We present a Swiss patient with amoebic appendicitis followed by severe perforated colitis; a total colectomy was necessary and the patient survived. Because of the good results of amoebicidal therapy and because of the severity of the complication after colitis we suggest that patients with signs of acute appendicitis after travel in tropical areas should be screened.
Keywords
Aged, Animals, Appendectomy, Appendicitis/pathology, Appendicitis/surgery, Appendix/pathology, Colectomy, Colitis/pathology, Colitis/surgery, Colon/pathology, Dysentery, Amebic/pathology, Dysentery, Amebic/surgery, Entamoeba histolytica/ultrastructure, Humans, Intestinal Perforation/pathology, Intestinal Perforation/surgery, Male
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Web of science
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