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DOID DOID:8337
Name appendicitis
Definition A gastrointestinal system infectious disease that involves inflammation and infection of the appendix caused by the blockage of the lumen with a small, hard piece of stool, a foreign body or worms. Mucus backs up in the appendiceal lumen, causing bacteria that live inside the appendix to multiply. The infection has_symptom pain, in the upper abdomen initially and later in the lower abdomen, has_symptom nausea, has_symptom vomiting and has_symptom fever.
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/appendicitis/, http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec09/ch132/ch132e.html#sec09-ch132-ch132e-1018
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ICD10CM:K37

ICD9CM:540-543.99

ICD9CM:541

MESH:D001064

NCI:C35145

SNOMEDCT_US_2018_03_01:74400008

UMLS_CUI:C0003615

Alternateids

DOID:10275

DOID:10276

DOID:10947

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Synonyms

acute appendicitis [EXACT]

acute appendicitis with generalized peritonitis [EXACT]

acute appendicitis with peritoneal abscess [EXACT]

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is_a cecal disease

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