The appendix-mucosal immunity and tolerance in the gut: consequences for the syndromes of appendicitis and its epidemiology

De Costa, Alan (2022) The appendix-mucosal immunity and tolerance in the gut: consequences for the syndromes of appendicitis and its epidemiology. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 92 (4). pp. 653-660.

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Abstract

The cause of appendicitis is unknown. A review is presented across diverse sources relating to the biology of the appendix and its perturbations. A mechanistic model of the function of the appendix is presented, and its application to the syndromes and consequences of appendicitis is described.

Item ID: 72554
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1445-2197
Keywords: antibiotics and appendicitis, appendix, clinical patterns of appendicitis, inflammatory patterns of appendicitis, mucosal immunology
Copyright Information: This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made. © 2022 The Author. ANZJournalofSurgery published by John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd on behalf of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2022 01:00
FoR Codes: 32 BIOMEDICAL AND CLINICAL SCIENCES > 3202 Clinical sciences > 320226 Surgery @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4202 Epidemiology > 420207 Major global burdens of disease @ 50%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2001 Clinical health > 200105 Treatment of human diseases and conditions @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2099 Other health > 209999 Other health not elsewhere classified @ 50%
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