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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 5863219, 3 pages
Case Report

Schistosomiasis Presenting as a Case of Acute Appendicitis with Chronic Mesenteric Thrombosis

1Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, Teaching, Research & Wellness (TRW) Building, Room 3D03-4 (3rd Floor), 3820 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4Z6
2Department of General Medicine and Clinics, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3Calgary Laboratory Services, Calgary, AB, Canada
4Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
5Department of Pediatrics, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
6Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada

Received 28 August 2015; Accepted 20 April 2016

Academic Editor: Giordano Dicuonzo

Copyright © 2016 Mohammed H. Mosli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The manifestations of schistosomiasis typically result from the host inflammatory response to parasitic eggs that are deposited in the mucosa of either the gastrointestinal tract or bladder. We present here a case of a 50-year-old gentleman with a rare gastrointestinal presentation of both schistosomal appendicitis and mesenteric thrombosis.