|Print Date:||May 22, 2013, 4:03 pm|
|Text||The most common emergency surgical condition, peak incidence in you adults. Typically begins with obstruction of the lumen by a fecalith, lymphoid hyperplasia, or other narrowing. Stagnation leads to colonization and microbial invasion into the bowel wall.
Organism(s): E. coli, strep faecalis
Route of Infection: From colonization of an obstructed appendix.
Clinical: Generalized or periumbilical abdominal pain may then localize to the right lower quadrant, tenderness and guarding, fever, and vomiting.
|References:||; Accepted by jsmirnio|
|Contributor||James George Smirniotopoulos, M.D. (Uniformed Services University)|
|Peer Reviewer||James G. Smirniotopoulos, M.D. (Uniformed Services University)|
|Record Number||: 518|
|Category:||Clinical Exam Finding or Sign|
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