A study to assess the reliability of clinical symptoms and signs in 50 patients with a presumptive diagnosis of acute appendicitis is presented.
The male of female ratio was 3:2, with age ranging from 2 to 15 years.
Abdominal pain was present in 42; tenderness was localized in 35, generalized in 11 and diffuse in 4 patients.
Total leucocyte count was above 11,000/cu mm in 31 below 11,000/cu mm in 17 and above 18,000/cu mm in 2. Of the 48 operated patients, 8 had normal appendices and the diagnosis in them was Meckel's diverticulitis 3, ruptured ovarian follicle 2, mesenteric adenitis 2, and salpingo-oophoritis 1.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appendicite, Article synthèse, Enfant, Symptomatologie, Morbidité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Inde, Homme, Asie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Intestin pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Appendicitis, Review, Child, Symptomatology, Morbidity, Mortality, Epidemiology, India, Human, Asia, Digestive diseases, Intestinal disease
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