Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Alvarado Appendicitis Score

Alvarado score
UseEvaluate likelihood of appendicitis in adult
ScoringScore: 0 for no
- Migration of pain to right lower quadrant  (1 for yes)
- Anorexia or acetone in urine  (1 for yes)
- Nausea-vomiting  (1 for yes)
- Right lower quadrant tenderness  (2 for yes)
- Rebound pain  (1 for yes)
- Fever  (1 for yes)
- WBC > 10K  (2 for yes)
- Left shift (over 75% neutrophils)  (1 for yes)
Assessment<5:  appendicitis less likely
 5-6: possible appendicitis
7-8: probably appendicitis
>8: very probably appendicitis
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