From Libre Pathology
Adenovirus appendicitis is a rare inflammatory condition of the appendix.
- Rare type of appendicitis in children.
- Classically found in association with intussusception or mesenteric adenitis .
- Caused by Adenovirus.
- Lymphoid hyperplasia - key feature.
- +/-Adenovirus inclusions; "smudge cells".
- The classic finding of appendicitis (neutrophils infiltrating into the muscularis propria) may be absent.
- Adenovirus +ve = diagnostic.