Acute appendicitis in children was effectively managed with antibiotics
(dailyRx News) Untreated appendicitis can have serious consequences. But surgery may not be the only option for children with appendicitis.
A research team tested whether appendicitis in children could be treated effectively with antibiotics, avoiding the serious procedure and recovery period associated with surgery.
Appendicitis occurs when the appendix, a very small organ near the intestines, becomes inflamed or infected, swollen and painful.
The researchers found that appendicitis was successfully treated with antibiotics in almost all of the children who were treated with them. This treatment meant kids could return to school sooner and felt better than the children whose appendicitis was treated with surgery.
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