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==External Links==
*[https://www.aliem.com/ten-tips-for-approaching-abdominal-pain-in-the-elderly/ ALiEM: 10 Tips for Approaching Abdominal Pain in the Elderly]


[[Category:Misc/General]]
[[Category:Misc/General]]
[[Category:GI]]
[[Category:GI]]
[[Category:Symptoms]]
[[Category:Symptoms]]

Latest revision as of 23:11, 7 March 2021

Background

  • Elderly patients
    • Surgical emergencies are more common in elderly than in any other patient population
    • Viral gastroenteritis is uncommon
    • Conservative admission strategy is strongly advocated
  • Patients with immunosuppression often have delayed or atypical presentations
  • Fever is not a reliable marker for surgical disease

Elderly


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