Primary Streptococcus pneumoniae appendicitis in a child: Case report and review

Dan Miron, Igor Dashkovsky, Miriam Zuker, Sergio Szvalb, Carlos Cozacov

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Abstract

We describe an immunocompetent 12-year-old with pneumococcal appendicitis. The exact mechanism of the appendix seeding by Streptococcus pneumoniae is not known, and primary pneumococcal appendicitis has been described in only 6 children (of a total of 12 cases) in the English literature during the last 30 years. The actual incidence of this infection is thought to be ∼0.3% of all appendicitis cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appendicitis
  • Child
  • Peritonitis
  • Streptococcus pneumoniae

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