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[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.
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/gangrenous_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/gangrenous_appendicitis. Accessed October 13, 2019.
Appendicitis. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730965/all/gangrenous_appendicitis
Appendicitis [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 13]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/730965/all/gangrenous_appendicitis.
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