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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 438076, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/438076
Research Article

Appendicitis in Children: Evaluation of the Pediatric Appendicitis Score in Younger and Older Children

1Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University and Department of Pediatric Surgery, Skåne University Hospital, 221 85 Lund, Sweden
2Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University and Division of Internal Medicine, Skåne University Hospital, 205 02 Malmö, Sweden

Received 24 August 2014; Revised 12 November 2014; Accepted 25 November 2014; Published 10 December 2014

Academic Editor: Moritz M. Ziegler

Copyright © 2014 Martin Salö et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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