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What causes appendicitis?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness.
Answered on Nov 15, 2018
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