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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-40

Acute appendicitis mistaken as acute rejection in renal transplant recipients.


Banglore Kidney Foundation, Padmanabhanagar, Karnataka.

Correspondence Address:
N C Talwalkar
Banglore Kidney Foundation, Padmanabhanagar, Karnataka.

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Case histories of 2 renal transplant recipients are reported who had presenting features of fever, leukocytosis and pain/tenderness over right iliac fossa and were diagnosed to be due to acute appendicitis rather than more commonly suspected acute rejection episode which has very similar features. Diagnosis of acute appendicitis was suspected on the basis of rectal examination and later confirmed by laparotomy. The purpose of this communication is to emphasize the need for proper diagnosis in patient with such presentation; otherwise wrong treatment may be received.






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