[Amebic appendicitis with subsequent perforated pancolitis].

Amoebic appendicitis is very rare, occurring in about 0.5 to 1% of acute appendicitis in tropical countries. The most severe complication is transmural amoebic colitis with perforation, described in 1.6 to 3.2% of cases. The mortality of such cases can be very high (up to 80%). We present a Swiss patient with amoebic appendicitis followed by severe… (More)