How is acute (nongangrenous) pediatric appendicitis defined?

Updated: Oct 25, 2018
  • Author: Adam C Alder, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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This stage of appendicitis is referred to as early appendicitis. No mural gangrene or infarction is present. This type requires no further antibiotic therapy in most settings. The child may be discharged home as soon as diet and oral pain medications can be tolerated.


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