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Distinguishing Acute Appendicitis from Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Purpose:

To evaluate a woman of childbearing age with abdominal pain for acute appendicitis vs pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Pedatrics
General Surgery

Objective:

differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

K35, K36, K37, N70-N77

Description:

Morishita et al developed a clinical prediction rule for distinguishing acute appendicitis from pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in a woman of child-bearing age. The authors are from Okinawa Hokubu Hospital, Okinawa Chubu Hospital, University of Florida Gainesville, University of Hawaii and St. Luke’s Life Science Institute in Tokyo.

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