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Open Access Research in Anatomy

Amebiasis Presenting as Acute Appendicitis: Case Report

  • open or close Wilson Onuigbo1* and Obumneme Ekwueme2

    1The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nigeria 2Oko Community Hospital, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Wilson Onuigbo, The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu, Nigeria, Email:

Submission: March 8, 2018; Published: March 15, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OARA.2018.01.000520

ISSN: 2577-1922
Volume1 Issue4


The presentation of amoebiasis as acute appendicitis is a rarity. In recent years, case reports of this phenomenon appeared in the literature from countries as far apart as Japan, India, Egypt, and Kuwait. Therefore, this paper reports a Nigerian case whose age was typical.

Keywords: Appendix; Appendicitis; Amoeba; Nigeria

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