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[A. Alvarado, U.S. physician] A diagnostic tool to estimate the likelihood that a patient with abdominal pain has appendicitis. It includes the following clinical features: 1) an elevated white blood cell count (esp. when associated with a left shift); 2) abdominal pain that migrates to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen; 3) loss of appetite; 4) nausea and/or vomiting; 5) tenderness in the right lower quadrant; 6) rebound tenderness; and 7) fever. Patients with few of these clinical features are unlikely to have an inflamed appendix; patients with most of these findings are likely to benefit from appendectomy.
Alvarado score is a sample topic from the Taber's Medical Dictionary.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Alvarado Score." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762445/all/Alvarado_score.
Alvarado score. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762445/all/Alvarado_score. Accessed November 14, 2019.
Alvarado score. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762445/all/Alvarado_score
Alvarado Score [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 14]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762445/all/Alvarado_score.
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