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Department of General Surgery, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Covid 19 with Acute Appendicitis: Cause or Co-incidence?
Author(s): Sachin Katyal*, Musharraf Husain, Mridul Soni, Ajay Kumar Thakral and Mohammad Mohsin
Managing acute appendicitis during current COVID-19 pandemic is proving to be quite challenging. The gold standard treatment for acute appendicitis is appendectomy; however, exceptional situation related to COVID-19 has led us to reconsider medical treatment alone as an alternative in selected patients. We present a case of 10 years old boy, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and acute appendicitis. This report illustrates the possible challenges of determining if COVID-19 is the cause of acute appendicitis or it is merely a co-incidence that a case of acute appendicitis got tested positive for COVID-19... View More»