A 19-year-old female asked:
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what is the likelihood of someone getting appendicitis in a family of six?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
gen. populat. rate: Appendicitis occurs in 7% of the us population, with an incidence of 1.1 cases per 1000 people per year. Some familial predisposition exists. Size of family may not enter into the equation.
Answered on Aug 19, 2013

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