11 Jul, 2015

AIR SCORE ASSESSMENT FOR ACUTE APPENDICITIS

Bruno VON-MÜHLEN
Orli FRANZON
Murilo Gamba BEDUSCHI
Nicolau KRUEL
Daniel LUPSELO
DOI: 10.1590/S0102-67202015000300006
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Background:

Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen. Approximately 7% of the population will be affected by this condition during full life. The development of AIR score may contribute to diagnosis associating easy clinical criteria and two simple laboratory tests.

Aim:

To evaluate the score AIR (Appendicitis Inflammatory Response score) as a tool for the diagnosis and prediction of severity of acute appendicitis.

Method:

Were evaluated all patients undergoing surgical appendectomy. From 273 patients, 126 were excluded due to exclusion criteria. All patients were submitted o AIR score.

Results:

The value of the C-reactive protein and the percentage of leukocytes segmented blood count showed a direct relationship with the phase of acute appendicitis.

Conclusion:

As for the laboratory criteria, serum C-reactive protein and assessment of the percentage of the polymorphonuclear leukocytes count were important to diagnosis and disease stratification.


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