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Can chronic appendicitis be treated by taking antibiotics?

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Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine
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In brief: Prob not effectively

When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged.
Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work.

In brief: Prob not effectively

When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged.
Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work.
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