Acute Appendicitis and Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome due to COVID-19: a Case Report and Literature Review

Authors

  • M. Hashlamoun Al-Ahli Hospital, Hebron, Palestine
  • R. M. Qafesha Faculty of medicine, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
  • R.Q Salhab Faculty of medicine, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
  • B.M. Huseein Faculty of medicine, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine
  • A.Y Benmelouka Faculty of medicine, University of Algiers, Algiers, Algeria
  • Afnan Waleed jobran Faculty of medicine, Al-Quds University, Jerusalem, Palestine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i2.823

Keywords:

Pandemic, COVID19, MIS, Appendicitis, Abdominal pain

Abstract

The prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 is variable with different types of presentations. Some of them many present with manifestations mimicking surgical emergencies. Yet, the pathophysiology of acute abdomen in the context of COVID-19 remains unclear. We present a case of a previously healthy child who presented with acute appendicitis with multisystemic inflammatory syndrome. We also highlight the necessity of considering the gastrointestinal symptoms of COVID-19 infection in pediatric patients in order to avoid misdiagnosis and further complications.

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Published

2022-08-31

How to Cite

Hashlamoun, M. ., Qafesha, R. M. ., Salhab, R. ., Huseein, B. ., Benmelouka, A. ., & jobran, A. W. (2022). Acute Appendicitis and Multisystemic Inflammatory Syndrome due to COVID-19: a Case Report and Literature Review. AL-Kindy College Medical Journal, 18(2), 156–158. https://doi.org/10.47723/kcmj.v18i2.823