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2022 Jan 26

Ann Med Surg (Lond)

Acute appendicitis in pediatric patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A case series from a developing country’s tertiary hospital.


Danudibroto G I, Rusmawatiningtyas D, Kumara I F, Makrufardi F, Widowati T
Ann Med Surg (Lond). 2022 Jan 26:103315.
PMID: 35096389.


and importance: A common gastrointestinal presentation of both COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is acute abdominal pain, which sometimes mimics appendicitis. Literature describing children with COVID-19 infection and concurrent acute appendicitis is growing, and understanding these patients' clinical picture is necessary for their proper treatment.