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Table 2 Adult appendicitis score

From: A new adult appendicitis score improves diagnostic accuracy of acute appendicitis - a prospective study

Symptoms and findings   Score
Pain in RLQ   2
Pain relocation   2
RLQ tenderness   3/1*
Guarding Mild 2
  Moderate or severe 4
Laboratory tests   
Blood leukocyte count (×109) > = 7.2 and <10.9 1
  > = 10.9 and <14.0 2
  > = 14.0 3
Proportion of neutrophils (%) > = 62 and < 75 2
  > = 75 and < 83 3
  > = 83 4
CRP (mg/l), symptoms < 24 h > = 4 and <11 2
  > = 11 and <25 3
  > = 25 and <83 5
  > = 83 1
CRP (mg/l), symptoms > 24 h > = 12 and <53 2
  > = 53 and <152 2
  > = 152 1
  1. RLQ - the right lower abdominal quadrant.
  2. *Men and women age 50+/women, age 16–49.