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Treating Appendicitis Without Surgery. Thirty of the patients opted not to have immediate surgery and were treated with a minimum of 24 hours of intravenous antibiotics, followed by about a week of oral antibiotics. Any child who did not get better within 24 hours of antibiotics underwent surgery. Of the 30, two needed surgery within 24 hours,...What can cause appendicitis?
The exact cause of appendicitis is not known, but it may be food or faeces (poo) getting lodged in the appendix. The appendix becomes blocked, inflamed, then infected. While appendicitis can occur at any age, it is most common in children and young adults.