Can COVID 19 present like appendicitis?

Ahmed Abdalhadi*, Mohammed Alkhatib, Ahmad Y. Mismar, Waleed Awouda, Loai Albarqouni

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Abstract

Coronavirus disease -19 is a novel pandemic contagious respiratory infection that frequently presents with fever and dry cough. However, it can present with other rare symptoms. As this disease is a new disease, the full picture of the disease presentation is not yet clear, and it might present with symptoms and signs of other common diseases. Here, we report a 40 year old female who presented with acute onset nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and vague abdominal pain as a clinical picture of appendicitis, but her CT abdomen image showed normal appendix, bilateral patchy peripheral lung basal consolidation, and ground-glass attenuation, so she was tested for coronavirus disease-19, which was positive.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00860
Number of pages3
JournalIDCases
Volume21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2020

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    Abdalhadi, A., Alkhatib, M., Mismar, A. Y., Awouda, W., & Albarqouni, L. (2020). Can COVID 19 present like appendicitis? IDCases, 21, [e00860]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.idcr.2020.e00860