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Appendicitis: Signs and Treatment

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Which age group is typically affected by appendicitis?

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1. What is the final course of treatment a doctor would recommend for appendicitis?

2. Which of the following does NOT cause appendicitis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and corresponding worksheet to test your knowledge of the onset and complications of appendicitis. You will be quizzed on such topics as clinical signs and possible causes of this serious medical condition.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The treatment option for appendicitis
  • The causes of appendicitis
  • The ability to identify signs of appendicitis
  • The term used to describe pain when palpating the left lower abdominal quadrant

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the causes of appendicitis
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as fecalith and Rovsing's sign
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how appendicitis can be diagnosed
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens in the body during appendicitis

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Appendicitis: Signs and Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define appendicitis
  • Identify the appendix
  • List the causes of appendicitis
  • Describe the clinical signs and symptoms of appendicitis and how it is diagnosed
  • Detail the treatment for appendicitis
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