What is the role of evaluation rules in the diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Evaluation rules and algorithms have been proposed to help the clinician make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Although these decision rules may help predict which children are at low risk for appendicitis, they are not used consistently


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