EJMCR. 2018; 2(January 2018): 23-25

Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report

Authors: Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Acute appendicitis usually presents atypically in extremes of ages and can be associated with complications like perforation especially in the elderly and immunocompromised people. Case Presentation: We describe the case of an elderly lady with Type 2 diabetes, on long-term steroids for Sheehan's syndrome. She was found to have complicated acute appendicitis, that was ultimately treated with appendicectomy. Conclusion: Appendicitis can manifest atypically and can be complicated in the elderly and immunocompromised individuals like patients with diabetes. It should always be kept in the differentials of right iliac fossa pain.

Keywords:
Diabetes, CAA (Complicated Acute Appendicitis), old age, case report


View PDF
Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report


Authors
Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi
University Diabetes Center, King Abdul Aziz University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh 11411, Saudi Arabia.
PubMed articlesGoogle scholar articles


Correspondence to:
MUHAMMAD SHOAIB ZAIDI. MUHAMMAD SHOAIB ZAIDI, UNIVERSITY DIABETES CENTER,KING SAUD UNIVERSITY,RIYADH,SAUDI ARABIA; zaidimuh@gmail.com

Publication history
Published online 01 Jan 1970
Received 16 Dec 2017
Accepted 01 Jan 2018
Published in print 20 Feb 2018

How to cite this article?

Export to EndNote Export to refMan

Pubmed Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. EJMCR. 2018; 2(January 2018): 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


Web Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. http://www.ejmcr.com/?mno=283888 [Access: October 18, 2018]. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. EJMCR. 2018; 2(January 2018): 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. EJMCR. (2018), [cited October 18, 2018]; 2(January 2018): 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


Harvard Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi (2018) Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. EJMCR, 2 (January 2018), 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


Turabian Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. 2018. Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (January 2018), 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


Chicago Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. "Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2 (2018), 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi. "Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report." European Journal of Medical Case Reports 2.January 2018 (2018), 23-25. Print. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Muhammad Shoaib Zaidi (2018) Complicated acute appendicitis in a patient with Type 2 Diabetes: a case report. European Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2 (January 2018), 23-25. doi:10.24911/ejmcr/2/1


Share this article

Click the icon of the social media platform on which you would like to share this article.

Article Statistics

Viewed: 2081
Downloaded: 307
Cited: 0

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any part or all of this article please contact the copyright holder, contact@ejmcr.com.

Copyright © 2018 Discover Publishing Group. All Rights Reserved.