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1

Appendicitis is commonly seen in what age range?

10-30

2

What is the classic sign of appendicitis?

acute right lower abdominal pain

3

What are some other signs/ symptoms?

Loss appetite, nausea, vomiting, low-grade temperature

4

Localized tenderness is found where?

McBurney's point

5

What are the tests to determine appendicitis?

Immediate surgery to remove appendix, IV antibiotics, Semi- Fowler's position; NPO to rest gut

6

What is the general treatment for any acute abdominal pain?

NPO status, no heat on abdomen, assess abdominal distention, IV fluid therapy

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