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What is the survival rate of a ruptured appendix causing sepsis?

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In brief: Good with treatment

Believe it or not, we have data from World War 2 concentration camps where there were plenty of doctor prisoners but no treatment available.
They found that the mortality rate of untreated appendicitis was only ~5%. With treatment, mortality will be lower, although the course may be pronged prior to getting well.

In brief: Good with treatment

Believe it or not, we have data from World War 2 concentration camps where there were plenty of doctor prisoners but no treatment available.
They found that the mortality rate of untreated appendicitis was only ~5%. With treatment, mortality will be lower, although the course may be pronged prior to getting well.
Dr. Mark Dickson
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Dr. Atul Singh
Ruptured appendix with sepsis is not the same clinical condition as uncomplicated appendicitis. Added Sepsis changes the dynamics. Sepsis no matter what the cause can have a mortality. A complicated appendicitis should be treated and untreated has a high mortality especially burst when there is intrapertoneal peritonitis.
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