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Appendicitis is a painful swelling and infection of the appendix. The appendix is a fingerlike pouch attached to the large intestine and located in the lower right area of the abdomen. Scientists are not sure what the appendix does, if anything, but removing it does not appear to affect a person’s health. The inside of the appendix is called the appendiceal lumen. Mucus created by the appendix travels through the appendiceal lumen and empties into the large intestine.
Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

Antibiotics alone can effectively treat children with uncomplicated appendicitis

Emergent hospitalizations have declined during early phase of COVID-19, shows study

Emergent hospitalizations have declined during early phase of COVID-19, shows study

Why doctors keep monitoring kids who recover from mysterious COVID-linked illness

Why doctors keep monitoring kids who recover from mysterious COVID-linked illness

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

Research sheds light on mysterious COVID-19 related hyperinflammatory shock in children

COVID catch-22: They got a big ER bill because hospitals couldn’t test for virus

COVID catch-22: They got a big ER bill because hospitals couldn’t test for virus

SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in human pediatric gastric organoids

SARS-CoV-2 can replicate in human pediatric gastric organoids

Hormone involved in obesity could increase the risk for sepsis infection

Hormone involved in obesity could increase the risk for sepsis infection

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Accurate diagnosis of appendicitis in the emergency department may be more challenging

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Patient satisfaction and quality of life similar across all appendicitis treatments

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

Measles re-emerging globally

Measles re-emerging globally

Children with suspected appendicitis need better care, finds study

Children with suspected appendicitis need better care, finds study

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Fact-checking president Trump’s State of the Union

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Fact-checking president Trump’s State of the Union

Study: Young women in UK are subjected to unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis

Study: Young women in UK are subjected to unnecessary surgery for suspected appendicitis

Study finds worrisome increase in medical imaging during pregnancy

Study finds worrisome increase in medical imaging during pregnancy

Rutgers study: Depression increases hospital use and mortality in children

Rutgers study: Depression increases hospital use and mortality in children

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

Novel drug shows potential to prevent sepsis progression

Surgery is very safe for uncomplicated appendicitis, study shows

Surgery is very safe for uncomplicated appendicitis, study shows