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Mehrabani S. Acute Appendicitis Associated With Typhoid Fever: A Case Report and Review of Literature. J. Pediatr. Rev 2020; 8 (4) :255-260
URL: http://jpr.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-259-en.html
Non-Communicable Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , mehrabanisanaz@gmail.com
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Introduction: Appendicitis could be a rare complication of Salmonella Typhi infection. 
Case Presentation: we present a 13-year-old girl with typhoid fever with histology-proven acute appendicitis as a rare complication of Salmonella Typhi infection. The patient was admitted to the hospital with the chief complaints of fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and vomiting for more than one week. A brief review of relevant literature was also performed to explore more this rare cause of a common emergency surgical procedure. 
Conclusions: In all cases with typhoid fever with persistent diarrhea and vomiting, localized abdominal pain, probable acute appendicitis should be considered as an important complication.
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Type of Study: Case Report and Review of Literature | Subject: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Received: 2019/09/8 | Accepted: 2019/12/3 | Published: 2019/10/1

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