What is the role of electrolyte assessment in the workup of pediatric appendicitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Electrolyte assessments and renal function tests are more helpful for management than diagnosis. Indications for these tests include a significant history of vomiting or clinical suspicion of significant dehydration.


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