Effectiveness of ALVARADO Scoring in Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

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Harris Mohammed P


Statement of the Problem: Appendix is a vestigial organ of the body. Since, it has not got any specific inevitable function the surgical removal of the organ does not have any negative impact on the body. Acute appendicitis is one of the commonest causes of abdominal pain and needs prompt diagnosis for decreasing morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis is mainly based on careful history and physical examination. Alvarado scoring is one the diagnostic method for the diagnosis of appendicitis. Unlike, other diagnostic method Alvarado is noninvasive, feasible, less expensive and can be conducted in places where the specific scanning machines or other diagnostic aids are not available. Alvarado score which is based on sophisticated statistical analysis of symptoms signs and laboratory data.

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