Acute appendicitis as the initial clinical presentation of primary HIV-1 infection

Mariane H. Schleimann, Steffen Leth, Astrid R. Krarup, Jesper Mortensen, Bente Barstad, Matthias Zaccarin, Paul W. Denton, Rajesh Mohey

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Abstract

We report a case of an adolescent who presented at our emergency department with acute abdominal pain. While the initial diagnosis was acute appendicitis, a secondary and coincidental diagnosis of primary HIV-1 infection was made. Concurrent and subsequent clinical and molecular biology findings form the basis of our argument that primary HIV-1 infection was the cause of acute appendicitis in this individual.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofy006
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Diagnosis
  • Immunohistochemistry in situ hybridization
  • Primary HIV-1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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