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Schistosomiasis is endemic in many parts of the world but is rare in the UK. It usually affects the bladder or intestine, resulting in bleeding and fibrosis. However, schistosomal eggs are frequently found in the appendix and these can be symptomatic. The present case describes appendiceal infestation accompanied by acute appendicitis.

Type

Journal article

Journal

The British journal of clinical practice

Publication Date

04/1997

Volume

51

Addresses

Department of Surgery, Mayday University Hospital, Thornton Health, Surrey.

Keywords

Humans, Schistosomiasis, Appendicitis, Adult, Male