Subacute appendicitis, actinomycosis as the final pathology
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Acute appendicitis is the most common indication for an emergency abdominal surgery in the world, with a lifetime incidence of around 10%. Actinomycetes are the etiology of appendicitis in only 0.02%–0.06%, having as the final pathology report a chronic inflammatory response; less than 10% of the cases are diagnosed before surgery. Here, we present the case of a subacute appendicitis secondary to actinomycosis.A 39-year-old male presented with a twelve-day evolution of intermittent abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant, treated at the beginning with ciprofloxacin and urinary analgesic.The day of the admission he referred intense abdominal pain with nausea. An open appendectomy was performed, finding a tumor-like edematous appendix with a diameter of approximately 2.5 cm...


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