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Histopathologic characteristics of the transitional stage of measles-associated appendicitis : case report and review of the literature

Stadlmann, Sylvia and Lenggenhager, Daniela M. and Alves, Venancio A. and Nonogaki, Suely and Kocher, Thomas M. and Schmid, Hans-Ruedi and Singer, Gad. (2011) Histopathologic characteristics of the transitional stage of measles-associated appendicitis : case report and review of the literature. Human pathology, Vol. 42, H. 2. pp. 285-290.

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Abstract

From 2006 to 2009, Switzerland experienced the highest measles incidence rate in Central and Western Europe. This increased occurrence of measles cases is mainly due to insufficient vaccination of the Swiss population over a period of many years. Acute appendicitis is a rare complication of measles infection. To date, 25 cases of measles-associated appendicitis have been documented in the English literature. Sixteen (64.0%) of the 25 patients had developed appendicitis in the prodromal stage of measles before skin rash appeared. This article describes the unusual histopathologic findings of measles-associated appendicitis in a 19-year-old non-measles-vaccinated man in the transitional phase from prodromal to full-blown disease and provides a comprehensive review of the literature.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Querschnittsfächer (Klinik) > Pathologie USB
UniBasel Contributors:Singer, Gad and Stadlmann, Sylvia
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:W.B. Saunders
ISSN:0046-8177
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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