A rare cause of acute abdomen in adults: Parasitic infection-related acute appendicitis
Aydın Hakan Küpeli1, Murat Özdemir1, Sezgin Topuz1, Alper Sözütek1, Tuğba Paksoy2
Ascaris lumbricoides is a common parasitic disease all over the world, especially in less developed countries. Acute appendicitis related to parasitic infection is a rare condition. Parasitic infections should be kept in mind in patients who are admitted to the emergency department with acute abdomen, especially in endemic areas.
Keywords: Parasitic infections, ascaris lumbricoides, acute appendicitis
Written informed consent was obtained from patient who participated in this case.
Concept - A.H.K., M.Ö., S.T.; Design - A.H.K., M.Ö.; Supervision - A.H.K., M.Ö.; Funding - T.P., S.T.; Materials - T.P., S.T.; Data Collection and/or Processing - M.Ö., A.H.K.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - A.S., M.Ö.; Literature Review - A.H.K., S.T.; Writer - M.Ö., A.H.K., A.S.; Critical Review - A.S., T.P., S.T.
No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.
The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.