Schistosomiasis and Acute Appendicitis
- Autores: Belo S, Clemente H, Costa S, Figueiredo J, Grácio MA, Lourenco A, Santos A
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Acta Médica Portuguesa
- Link: http://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/5150
Acute appendicitis associated to Schistosoma haematobium and S. mansoni infection has been found in patients submitted to urgent appendectomy at the Hospital Américo Boavida in Luanda. Due to the high prevalence and morbidity caused by schistosomiasis (or bilharziasis) in the country, we suspect that the involvement of Schistosoma infection on appendicular pathology could be very frequent, in particular for those individuals more exposed to the parasite transmission.