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January 1, 1910

APPENDICITIS DUE TO THREADWORMS

JAMA. 1910;LIV(1):48. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.92550270001001u

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Abstract

The patient, a married woman aged about 21, suffered with intense pain at McBurney's point, together with intense nausea. She had no desire for food and, when food was taken, it was immediately rejected. On Sept. 8, 1909, about two weeks after I first saw the patient, I operated, removing the diseased appendix. The contents of the appendix were forcibly expelled on my finger, and live worms could be seen crawling therein. The appendix contained about eighteen threadworms. The mucosa of the appendix was congested and thickened, and contained many punctate hemorrhagic spots. The patient made a good recovery.

1025 South Main Street.

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