Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor treats appendicitis in children?
Appendicitis in children is treated by a pediatric surgeon.
2. Can a baby have appendicitis?
Yes, appendicitis can occur at any age, though it usually occurs between around 8 and 18 years of age in children. It can affect newborn children too.
3. Do you always have a fever with appendicitis?
Although fever is one of the cardinal symptoms, many children with appendicitis do not present with fever.
4. What is the mortality rate of appendicitis?
With advances in medical imaging, appendicitis is getting increasingly diagnosed at early stages. However, it still holds a mortality rate of approximately 0.2 to 0.4 % cases which is attributed to complications of appendicitis.
5. Can appendicitis spread from one child to another?
No. Appendicitis is a non-communicable disease. It cannot spread from one child to another.
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