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Appendicitis: In the Times of COVID-19

1Department of Medicine, Bronx Care Health System, Affiliated with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Bronx, NY, USA


American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020, Vol. 8 No. 12, 494-495
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-12-17
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Asim Haider, Maham A. Mehmood, Ayesha Siddiqa. Appendicitis: In the Times of COVID-19. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2020; 8(12):494-495. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-8-12-17.

Correspondence to: Asim  Haider, Department of Medicine, Bronx Care Health System, Affiliated with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Bronx, NY, USA. Email: asim.haider164@gmail.com

Abstract

Coronavirus disease -19 (COVID-19) is a novel contagious infection initially thought to be a respiratory pathogen, but there is increasing evidence of multisystem involvement. Here, we report a 43-year-old male who presented with acute abdominal pain associated with fever and chills and was diagnosed with acute appendicitis. He was tested positive for COVID-19, and because of elevated inflammatory markers, the patient was successfully managed non-operatively with remdesiver and intravenous (IV) antibiotics. Our patient had predominantly abdominal findings, and we believe that that there is a possibility that appendicitis may be associated with COVID-19.

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