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Vol. 3, Issue 3, Part A (2019)

Analysis of clinico-epidemiological profile in patients of acute appendicitis at a tertiary care centre in Karnataka: A retrospective observational study

Author(s): Dr. Amar DN and Dr. Aravind Naik
Abstract:
Background: Appendix, a part of large intestine and gut associated lymphoid tissue is often inflamed resulting in acute appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. The current study is undertaken to analyse the clinic-epidemiological profile of acute appendicitis
Methods: A retrospective database analysis of 98 patients of Acute appendicitis admitted in the Department of General Surgery, from January 2018 to January 2019 for age, Sex, Clinical diagnosis, Ultrasound diagnosis, Total leucocyte count, Histopathological diagnosis were noted.
Results and Conclusion: Acute appendicitis was more common in males (65%) and in 15-30yrs age group. Mean TLC was 12022.73+ 434.23** with only 33.67% patients TLC more than 14000/mm3. 51% patient’s histopathological diagnosis was acute appendicitis. Early hospital admission, antibiotic therapy or early uptake for surgical procedure based on clinical examination and sonological evaluation may be the reason for more number of patients with TLC less than 11000mm3.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Amar DN, Dr. Aravind Naik. Analysis of clinico-epidemiological profile in patients of acute appendicitis at a tertiary care centre in Karnataka: A retrospective observational study. Int J Surg Sci 2019;3(3):01-04. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33545/surgery.2019.v3.i3a.01
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