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Appendicitis

Monday 29 December 2003

Inflammation of appendice.

Types

- acute appendicitis
- chronic appendicitis

  • granulomatous appendicitis
  • xanthogranulomatous appendicitis

- mural fibrosis of appendix

Etiology

- infectious appendicitis

  • viral appendicitis
    • adenoviral appendicitis
    • CMV appendicitis
  • bacterial appendicitis
    • Yersinia appendicitis
      • Yersinia enterocolitica appendicitis (17189675)
  • appendiceal typhoid
    • appendiceal actinomycosis
    • mycobacterial appendicitis
      • tuberculous appendicitis
  • fungal appendicitis
  • parasitic appendicitis
    • appendiceal histoplasmosis
    • appendiceal helminthiasis
      • pinworms
      • appendiceal schistosomiasis
      • Strongyloides stercoralis

- dysimmunity

  • Crohn appendicitis
  • appendiceal ulcerous colitis

- appendiceal vasculitis

  • appendiceal periarteritis nodosa
  • appendiceal Schönlein-Henoch purpura

Videos

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References

- Lamps LW. Appendicitis and infections of the appendix. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2004 May;21(2):86-97. PMID: 15807469

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