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Appendicitis

  • By: Justin Corfield
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Appendicitis, sometimes known as epityphlitis, is a condition whereby people suffer from an inflammation of the appendix. Some milder cases can resolve themselves using the body's natural functions, but most require the removal of the inflamed appendix either by laparotomy or ...

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