What factors are predictive of complicated appendicitis in children?

Updated: Jul 23, 2018
  • Author: Sandy Craig, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In a multivariable analysis, independent factors predictive of complicated appendicitis in children were as follows [13] :

  • Age younger than 5 years
  • Symptom duration longer than 24 hours
  • Hyponatremia
  • Leukocytosis

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