In which special patient populations should pediatric appendicitis be considered?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Appendicitis should be considered in special patient populations, such as the immunocompromised and developmentally delayed. Appendicitis is rare in infants. If an infant has appendicitis, the diagnosis of Hirschsprung disease should also be considered.


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