The most common symptoms of appendicitis are:
If the infection of the appendix remains untreated, the appendix may perforate. This may lead to inflammation throughout the abdomen and blood infection, both of which may endanger the child's life.
Acute appendicitis can occur in all age groups. It is estimated that it will eventually affect 5 - 7% of the general population. The likelihood of perforation in children is much higher than in adults.
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