Bacterial ileocecitis is an infection of the terminal ileum and cecum that may clinically mimic appendicitis.
(1) right lower quadrant pain
(2) no or mild diarrhea
Bacteria associated with ileocecitis:
(1) Yersinia enterocolitica or Y. pseudotuberculosis
(2) Campylobacter jejuni
(3) Salmonella enteritidis
Preoperative findings on imaging studies (including ultrasonography):
(1) thickening of the bowel wall in the ileum and cecum
(2) variable mesenteric lymphadenopathy
(3) absence of changes suggesting appendicitis
The patient may give a history of foreign travel, animal contact or other exposure associated with an enteric bacterial infection.
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Specialty: Gastroenterology, Pedatrics, Surgery, general