The Possibility Of Asymptomatic Appendicitis In A 5-year-old Child?
, my 5-year-old son has appendicitis … but how come he doesn’t have a fever and there are red rashes on his legs?
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Appendicitis is an inflammatory reaction or inflammation that occurs in the appendix or intestinal worms. Caused by trapping hardened feces or called fecolites. This is triggered by the habit of lack of drinking and consuming less fiber-containing foods, such as vegetables and fruit.
Appendicitis is characterized by abdominal pain which is initially in the solar plexus, then moves to the area around the navel or umbilical, then the pain is felt in the lower right abdomen. This pain will be reduced if the body bent at the waist. Usually accompanied by fever. During routine blood tests, an increase in the number of white blood cells or leukocytosis can occur. This disease can occur in children or adults. If this condition is not managed, it can cause inflamed appendix to rupture, so that bacteria and other impurities in the intestine enter the peritoneal room (a sterile space, no microorganisms). This is a severe condition that requires immediate treatment. If intestinal bacteria spread throughout the body, it will cause life-threatening sepsis.
Associated with complaints of anger on your child's feet can be a variety of possible diseases that occur. This depends on the characteristics of the rash and other complaints that accompany it.
You should consult with a pediatric surgeon. So the doctor can do a direct examination on your child. As for if the appendix is suspected, the child needs to undergo immediate surgery. However, the doctor will rule out other diseases by conducting investigations such as x-rays or abdominal ultrasound before deciding on an appendectomy surgery.
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