Wed. Jul 17th, 2019

Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids

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– Thirty patient families chose antibiotics alone and 47 opted for surgery. Those in the non-operative group were admitted to the hospital and received IV antibiotics for at least 24 hours, followed by oral antibiotics for a total of 10 days after discharge. Among those patients, 93 percent showed improvement within 24 hours. Three patients ultimately underwent an appendectomy when the symptoms failed to resolve, but none experienced an appendix rupture.
* April 12 2014 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons


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