Causes of Acute Appendicitis


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Cause of Acute Appendicitis: Appendicitis may occur after a viral infection in the digestive tract or when the tube connecting the large intestine and appendix is blocked by trapped stool. 1

Acute Appendicitis as a complication: Other conditions that might have Acute Appendicitis as a complication might be potential underlying causes of Acute Appendicitis. The list of conditions listing Acute Appendicitis as a complication in our database includes:

Related information for causes of Acute Appendicitis: Further relevant information on causes of Acute Appendicitis may be found in the risk factors for Acute Appendicitis and underlying causes of Acute Appendicitis.

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Appendicitis: NIDDK

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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