Cite this page: Schistosoma infestation. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://pathologyoutlines.com/topic/appendixschistosoma.html. Accessed February 21st, 2017.
Definition / General
- Common, usually doesn’t cause acute appendicitis
- May cause appendicitis in regions endemic for schistosomiasis
- Prominent eosinophilic infiltrate in appendix
- Three cases of appendicitis with Schistosoma haematobium eggs (APMIS 2006 Jan;114:72)