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2. What Causes Appendicitis

A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection causes appendicitis. The most common cause of such blockages is a calcified stone composed of feces that allows bacteria to multiply rapidly, causing the appendix to become inflamed and filled with pus. Other causes include inflamed lymphoid tissue due to viral infection, parasites, gallstone, and tumors. If not treated promptly, the appendix can rupture.

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