Amoebic Colitis Presenting as Subacute Intestinal Obstruction with Perforation

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Renuka Verma
Archana Budhwar
Priyanka Rawat
Niti Dalal
Anjali Bishlay
Sunita Singh


Infestation with Entamoeba histolytica is worldwide, especially in developing areas. Presented case study included amoebic colitis in a 45 years old man complaining of abdominal distension and non-passage of stools since three days. Abdominal region was diffusely distended and tender in right iliac fossa. Plain abdominal radiography revealed prominent gut loops and minimal intergut free fluid. At laparotomy, malrotation of gut was present. Histopathological examination of intestinal samples confirmed final diagnosis of amoebic colitis post-operatively.

Amoebic, intestinal obstruction, ileocaecal, colitis, perforation.

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Verma, R., Budhwar, A., Rawat, P., Dalal, N., Bishlay, A., & Singh, S. (2020). Amoebic Colitis Presenting as Subacute Intestinal Obstruction with Perforation. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 41(16), 58-62.
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