TITLE

Cryptosporidiosis Presenting as Acute Appendicitis: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Buch, Kerri; Nguyen, Scott; Divino, Celia M.; Weber, Kaare; Morotti, Raffaella A.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jun2005, Vol. 71 Issue 6, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Although uncommon in the United States, cryptosporidiosis can be life-threatening in an immunosuppressed host. Rarely, an acute infection of this gastrointestinal illness can present as another disease entity. We present only the third reported case of cryptosporidial infection presenting as acute appendicitis in a 17-year-old HIV+ patient.
ACCESSION #
17342693

 

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