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Non-Communicable Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, IR Iran ,
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Introduction: Appendicitis could be a rare complication of Salmonella typhi infection.
Case presentation: Herein, A 13-year-old girl with typhoid fever presented with histology proven acute appendicitis as a rare complication of Salmonella typhi infection is presented. The patient was admitted in hospital with chief complain of fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea and daily vomiting for more than one week. A brief review of relevant literature was also performed to help identification of this rare cause of  a common emergency surgical procedure.
Conclusions: In all cases with typhoid fever along with persistent diarrhea and vomiting, localized abdominal pain, probable association with acute appendicitis should be considered as an important complication.
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Type of Study: Case Report and Review of Literature | Subject: Pediatric Gastroenterology
Received: 2019/09/8 | Accepted: 2019/12/3 | Published: 2019/07/19

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