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Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1994 Nov;76(6):418-9.

Evaluation of the modified Alvarado score in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis: a prospective study.

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Sunderland District General Hospital.

Abstract

The Alvarado score was assessed as to its accuracy in the preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis. A series of 49 consecutive patients was studied prospectively over a period of 9 months in two hospitals (Gateshead and Sunderland). The presence of a high score was found to be an easy and satisfactory aid to early diagnosis of appendicitis in children and men. However, the false-positive rate for appendicitis in women was unacceptably high.

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7702329
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PMC2502264
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