Appendiceal infection by Entamoeba histolytica presenting like acute appendicits
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2008, Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 8-12
AbstractAbstract : Aim of study : This study has been undertaken for detecting the rate of parasitic appendicitis can cause signs , symptoms and appendiceal pain resemble to those of acute appendicitis to avoid the surgery and its complications.Patients and methods : The contents of 60 surgically removed appendices were examined under the microscope by direct and stained methods ,the remained parts preserved in 10% Formalin to prepare permanent slides for histopathological study next . Blood samples from each patients was collected to calculate WBC count .Name , age , sex and history for each patient were collected .Results : Out of 60 cases of appendectomies , 16 cases of amoebiasis (26.6 %) were diagnosed ,(13.3%) were males and (13.3% ) were females . The age group of (10 – 25) year was the most infected between the other groups. There is no significant differences between positive and negative groups in the WBC count . Conclusion : Entamoeba histolytica was the most frequent parasite in the contents of the appendices and many of these cases diagnosed as acute appendicitis without the presence of any evidence of acute inflammation .
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