Year: 2016 | Month: September | Volume: 3 | Issue: 9 | Pages: 43-45
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis) Simulating/Masquerading as Acute Appendicitis
Bashir B. M1, Saddiku M. S2, Maiyaki A. S3, Abubakar I. U1
1Department of Surgery, 2Department of Pathology, 3Department of Medicine,
Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
Corresponding Author: Bashir BM
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) occurs more common in developed countries and is relatively unusual /rare in Africa, Asia and South America. Incidence in developing countries is likely to increase due to increasing endoscopic equipment. IBD could mimic other intestinal conditions like Amoebiasis, shigellosis, intestinal shistosomiasis and appendicitis. We are reporting an interesting case of a young nulliparous woman who initially presented with features of Acute appendicitis and was diagnosed later to have ulcerative colitis.
Key words: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis (UC).