Appendicitis in children less than 3 years of age

25 Jul
Javed Alloo et al.:
Objectives: 
Discern common symptoms for young pediatric patients
Methods: 
Retrospective review of 28 patients less than three years of age seen by one pediatric surgeon at a childrens hospital in Toronto, ONT.
Results: 
Teaching points: 
Pediatric patients have a wide range of presentation. The inability to tolerate PO and fevers where the most common findings in young children under the age of three
Submitted by W. Rushton.
Reference(s): Javed Alloo et al. “Appendicitis in children less than 3 years of age: a 28-year review” Pediatr Surg Int (2004) 19: 777–779; picture from same article
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