Acute appendicitis in the developing world is a morbid disease.

@article{Kong2015AcuteAI,
  title={Acute appendicitis in the developing world is a morbid disease.},
  author={Victor Y. Kong and Benn K. D. Sartorius and D L Clarke},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  year={2015},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={390-5}
}
INTRODUCTION Acute appendicitis in the developing world has a markedly different disease profile to that in the developed world. METHODS A retrospective study was undertaken over a four-year period at a university hospital in South Africa to review the disease spectrum and the clinical outcome of acute appendicitis. RESULTS A total of 1,004 patients (54% male, median age: 18 years) with intraoperatively confirmed appendicitis were reviewed. Over half (56%) were from the urban district… CONTINUE READING
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