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Pseudoappendicitis.

Authors

Jones MW1, Deppen JG2.

Source

StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Mar 3.

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1
McLaren Greater Lansing, MSUCOM
2
Mclaren Lansing

Excerpt

Pseudoappendicitis can describe any condition mimicking appendicitis. Acute right lower quadrant abdominal pain with anorexia and point tenderness (McBurney's sign) are characteristic symptoms of appendicitis. The more specific definition of pseudoappendicitis is associated with Yersinia enterocolitica infections. This bacteria is associated with the infective and inflammatory intestinal condition known as yersiniosis. Most cases of Y. enterocolitica, however, are asymptomatic and self-limiting.[1]

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