Essentials of Diagnosis

• Acute pain around umbilicus or right iliac fossa in a child.
• Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, fever.
• Tenderness in right iliac fossa without any signs of
peritoneal irritation.
• Marked leucocytosis.
• History of recent or current upper respiratory


-Rest and soft nutritious diet.
-Broad spectrum antibiotic preferably Amoxicillin
1 tds for 7 days.

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