TITLE

Appendicitis

AUTHOR(S)
Livingston, Edward H.
PUB. DATE
June 2015
SOURCE
JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;6/16/2015, Vol. 313 Issue 23, p2394
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on appendicitis which results when the appendix found in the lower right side of the abdomen becomes inflamed and infected. Topics covered include some of the common symptoms of appendicitis, such as feeling very hungry and then feeling nauseated, the diagnosis of appendicitis, and a study which reported in the treatment of patients with antibiotics instead of surgery for appendicitis.
ACCESSION #
103362297

 

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