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Appendicitis

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Pathology

Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

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Appendicitis

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In adults, appendicitis is caused by .

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A 25-year-old man comes to the emergency department because of excruciating abdominal pain. The abdominal pain is localized to the right lower quadrant. A day ago, the abdominal pain was located in the periumbilical region and was less severe. His temperature is 37°C (98.6°F), pulse is 95/min, respirations are 18/min, and blood pressure is 130/80 mm Hg. Abdominal examination shows tenderness with deep palpation. Laboratory studies show a leukocyte count of 15,000/mm3. Which of the following is the most sensitive finding for the patient's likely diagnosis?

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