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What causes appendicitis?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Er visit , if Suspec: A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is the likely cause of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the appendix to become inflamed, swollen and filled with pus. If not treated promptly, the appendix rupture.Appendicitis can have more than one cause, and in many cases the cause is not clear. Possible causes include: Blockage, GI Infection, IBD,Stool Paras
Answered on Jul 28, 2019

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