Common acute childhood infections and appendicitis: a historical study of statistical association in 27 English public boarding schools, 1930-1934.


Although the involvement of common childhood infections in the aetiology of acute appendicitis has long been conjectured, supporting evidence is largely restricted to a disparate set of clinical case reports. A systematic population-based analysis of the implied comorbid associations is lacking in the literature. Drawing on a classic epidemiological dataset… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268809991439


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