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appendicitis

appendicitis is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

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(ă-pen″dĭ-sīt′ĭs)

[appendix + -itis]
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix, caused by blockage of the lumen of the appendix followed by infection. It may be acute, subacute, or chronic and occasionally is difficult to diagnose because many other illnesses may cause acute abdominal pain.

TREATMENT
Surgery is typically required. Preoperative intravenous hydration and antibiotics are given in most instances.

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Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Appendicitis." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730965/all/appendicitis.
Appendicitis. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730965/all/appendicitis. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Appendicitis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730965/all/appendicitis
Appendicitis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730965/all/appendicitis.
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