Actinomycosis of the Appendix in Childhood- An Unusual Cause of Appendicitis

@inproceedings{Karaku2014ActinomycosisOT,
  title={Actinomycosis of the Appendix in Childhood- An Unusual Cause of Appendicitis},
  author={Esra Karakuş and Ervin Mambet and M{\"u}jdem Nur Azılı and Belgin G{\"u}lhan and Tugrul Huseyin Tiryaki and Hasan Tezer},
  booktitle={APSP journal of case reports},
  year={2014}
}
Actinomycosis is a rare chronic bacterial infectious disease in childhood. A 14-year-old boy admitted with cramping abdominal pain and vomiting. Physical examination revealed right lower quadrant tenderness. Appendectomy was performed. On the histological section, typical actinomycotic (sulfur) granules in the appendiceal lumen were observed.