Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 24, issue 4, P995-1018 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2010.07.012 View full text
Laura W. Lamps

Abstract: The pathologic spectrum of the inflamed appendix encompasses a wide range of infectious entities, some with specific histologic findings, and others with nonspecific findings that may require an extensive diagnostic evaluation. The appendix is exclusively involved in some of these disorders, and in others may be involved through extension from other areas of the gastrointestinal tract. This review discusses the pathologic features of bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections affecting the appendix, in…

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