Alvarado score


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Alvarado score

(al-vă-rod′ō)
[A. Alvarado, U.S. physician]
A diagnostic tool to estimate the likelihood that a patient with abdominal pain has appendicitis. It includes the following clinical features: 1) an elevated white blood cell count (esp. when associated with a left shift); 2) abdominal pain that migrates to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen; 3) loss of appetite; 4) nausea and/or vomiting; 5) tenderness in the right lower quadrant; 6) rebound tenderness; and 7) fever. Patients with few of these clinical features are unlikely to have an inflamed appendix; patients with most of these findings are likely to benefit from appendectomy.
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The appendicitis inflammatory response score: a tool for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis that outperforms the Alvarado score.
The use of the Alvarado score in the management of right lower quadrant abdominal pain in the adult, Journal of Visceral Surgery, April 2010.
The investigators matched the control patients with cases on age, gender, Alvarado score (a numeric value based on eight signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis), and year of diagnosis.
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