- •What is currently known about this topic?
- •Pediatric trials have shown that conservative antibiotic treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis is a viable option.
- •What new information is contained in this article?
- •Conservative antibiotic treatment in uncomplicated appendicitis in children should consider older age, larger outer appendiceal diameter and high WBC counts as risk-factors for recurrent appendicitis and subsequent appendectomy.
Materials and methods
Level of evidence
Abbreviations:AUA (uncomplicated acute appendicitis), CAT (Conservative antibiotic treatment), IQR (interquartile range)
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