Aug 1, 1976

A case of pneumococcal typhlitis

Archives of Surgery
J S HarveyP J Corbett

Abstract

A 29-year-old man had abdominal pain for 24 hours. This and the results of an abdominal examination were typical of acute appendicitis. He had suffered sinusitis for two weeks. At operation, the appendix was normal; there was an abscess in the cecal wall, the exudate of which grew pneumococci. Incidental appendectomy was done and the patient was treated successfully with lincomycin hydrochloride, and later, cephalexin monohydrate. It is possible that the typhlitis was secondary to the upper respiratory infection.

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Wall of Cecum
Abdominal Pain
Bacterial Abscess
Respiratory Tract Infections
Appendicitis
Abdomen
Upper Respiratory Infections
Exudate
Abscess
Polyvalent pneumococcal vaccine

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