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Bacterial appendicitis

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

Treatments for Bacterial appendicitis

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Bacterial appendicitis:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Bacterial appendicitis?

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
  • more complications...»

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
  • Fecaliths
  • Foreign bodies
  • more causes...»

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Bacterial appendicitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Bacterial appendicitis

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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" 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 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 »

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 more »

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Bacterial appendicitis: Rare Types

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More information about Bacterial appendicitis

  1. Bacterial appendicitis: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications

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