Flashcards in Appendicitis Deck (6)
Appendicitis is commonly seen in what age range?
What is the classic sign of appendicitis?
acute right lower abdominal pain
What are some other signs/ symptoms?
Loss appetite, nausea, vomiting, low-grade temperature
Localized tenderness is found where?
What are the tests to determine appendicitis?
Immediate surgery to remove appendix, IV antibiotics, Semi- Fowler's position; NPO to rest gut