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What is appendicitis?

Appendicitis occurs when the opening of the appendix is blocked, leading to an overgrowth of the bacteria in the appendix, causing inflammation.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Pelvic inflammatory disease


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