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Glossary for Appendicitis

  • Abdominal Pain: A condition which is characterized by the sensation of pain that is located in the abdomen
  • Adenocarcinoid tumor: A rare type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract and tends to metastasize. The symptoms are determined by the location of the tumors.
  • Amebiasis: An intestinal infection caused by a parasitic amebic organism. It is usually associated with poor sanitation.
  • Appendix disorders: Disorders that affect the appendix
  • Crohn's disease: Chronic autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting digestion.
  • Gallstones: Stone-like deposits in the gall bladder.
  • Gastroenteritis: Acute stomach or intestine inflammation
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum: Type of chlamydia (sexually transmitted disease)
  • Mesenteric Adenitis: Swollen abdominal lymph nodes
  • Ovarian cysts: Cysts occurring in the ovaries.
  • Pasteurella multocida: An infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Pasteurella multocida. It is often transmitted through bites and scratches from pets and it can be found in mammals and fowl.
  • Peritonitis: Inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity
  • Pinworm: Small, threadlike parasitic worms mainly in colon and rectum
  • Salpingitis: Inflammation of the fallopian tubes
  • Yersiniosis: A condition which is characterized by infectious diarrhea, enteritis, ileitis and occasionally septicaemia


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