E. Patchen Dellinger, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

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Appendicitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has appendicitis? What should you expect to find? The typical presentation for appendicitis is in a young patient (10-50 years of age – peak incidence second and third decades), who presents with 12-36 hours of vague abdominal pain, initially localized in the periumbilical…

Diverticulitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has diverticulitis? What should you expect to find? The typical presentation of acute diverticulitis varies depending on the stage of disease and patient characteristics. The patient may have isolated mild tenderness in the left lower quadrant or full-blown peritonitis. Often times, the patient…

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