Diseases

Appendicitis: the causes

Appendicitis is characterized by inflammation of the appendix. Its main cause is an obstruction of the appendix with a thickening of the lymphoid tissue.

This obstruction causes a proliferation of bacteria (bacteroids fragilis, clostridium, Escherichia Coli ...) and produces inflammation. These are really the causes of the appendix infection.

Appendicitis can occur at any age, but is usually more common in adolescents or young people up to 30 years of age.

In the absence of treatment, the spontaneous evolution of appendicitis is abscess (the formation of an abscess), the formation of suppurative appendicitis, and the perforation of the abscess in the belly: this is peritonitis with the presence of pus in the abdominal cavity.

It is also likely to produce ischemia of part of the appendix. The appendix is ​​then no longer properly nourished or powered by the vessels. Which is dangerous, because the pain can disappear the pain, and make (wrongly!) Believe that all is well ... or not too bad.

In the past, too many people have been operated on for nothing of an "appendicitis". Or it may be overzealous, overly cautious ... to prevent a major complication of appendicitis from occurring. Also, from now on, besides the analysis of the manifestations of which complains the patient, additional examinations are realized.

You want to react, to give your testimony or to ask a question? Appointment in our thematic FORUMS or A doctor answers you!

Read also :

> Peptic ulcer (UGD)
> Peritonitis: inflammation of the peritoneum

Popular Posts

Category Diseases, Next Article

Horny foot: Precautions - Diseases
Diseases

Horny foot: Precautions

Do not attempt to remove the horn yourself, as this may aggravate the problem. Nevertheless, some precautionary measures can be taken at home, while waiting to consult a chiropodist. To begin, we must identify the shoe responsible for friction and no longer put it in order not to promote the evolution of the horn
Read More
Cataract: Sources and notes - Diseases
Diseases

Cataract: Sources and notes

- Romanet JP Cataract. Medical Corpus of the Faculty of Grenoble, updated in 2005. - College of University Ophthalmologists of France. Surgical treatment of cataract in France - a still limited development of outpatient surgery, Research Directorate of Evaluation Studies and Statistics (drees), n ° 101, February 2001.
Read More
Eczema: a frequent skin disease - Diseases
Diseases

Eczema: a frequent skin disease

Eczema is one of the most common causes of dermatological consultation. Eczema is defined as superficial inflammation of the skin accompanied by itching (that is, in medical terms, itching) and characterized by a rash. It can take many forms, from simple red or pink spots, to the appearance of vesicles, scabs, and peeling (like peeling skin)
Read More
Varicose veins - Diseases
Diseases

Varicose veins

When we hear about varicose veins, we mainly think of varicose veins. Indeed, they are frequent at this level, and we see them! Varicose veins can also appear in the esophagus and, in humans, in the testicles (we speak of varicocele), etc. In this article, only venous insufficiency and varicose veins of the lower limbs will be treated
Read More