Bacterial appendicitis: Introduction
Bacterial appendicitis: Appendicitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the vermiform appendix that spreads to its other parts. Appendicitis may occur for several reasons, such as an infection of the appendix, but the most important step is the obstruction of the appendiceal lumen.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Bacterial appendicitis is available below.
Symptoms of Bacterial appendicitis
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Treatments for Bacterial appendicitis
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Bacterial appendicitis:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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Bacterial appendicitis: Complications
Review possible medical complications related to Bacterial appendicitis:
- Abscess formation (see Abscess)
- Severe infection may result in adynamic ileus. Postoperatively, wound infection or dehiscence
- Cardiovascular complications (eg, myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism) and pulmonary complications (eg, pneumonia)
- Stump appendicitis
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Causes of Bacterial appendicitis
- Obstruction of the appendiceal lumen
- The causes of the obstruction include lymphoid hyperplasia secondary to irritable bowel disease or infections
- Fecal stasis
- Foreign bodies
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Bacterial appendicitis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Bacterial appendicitis
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms....read more »
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact, it's more...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around the arm to measure blood pressure...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children.
See ...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases....read more »
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