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Acute abdomen of the elderly

Acute abdomen in the elderly is a frequently occurring disease characterized by acute abdominal pain and accompanied by a series of acute systemic symptoms. It has the characteristics of acute onset, rapid development, severe condition, many changes and complex etiology. It involves inflammation, obstruction, bleeding, circulatory disorder, perforation, infection, poisoning, fluid disorder and shock of multiple system organs such as digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. The elderly are prone to misdiagnosis and mistreatment due to organ dysfunction, reduced response ability and atypical clinical manifestations. Therefore, for the elderly acute abdomen, we must master its characteristics and the law of disease change, so as to achieve early correct diagnosis and timely and effective treatment.


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