Intestinal spirochaetosis mimicking acute appendicitis with review of the literature

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Abstract

Human intestinal spirochaetosis is a well-established micro-organism existing in the colon. It is less commonly seen in the appendix, and rarely presents as acute appendicitis. We present a case of a man presenting with symptoms consistent with acute appendicitis. The literature on spirochaetosis presenting as acute appendicitis is also reviewed.

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