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Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis in Tehran Children’s Hospital

Shirin Sayyahfar 1 , Javad Nasiri 1 , Kianoosh Tak Dehghan 1 , Saran Lotfollahzadeh 2 , Khashayar Atqiaee 2 and Fariba Jahangiri 1 , *
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1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ali Asghar Children's Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Pediatric Surgery Research Center, Research Institute for Children Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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  • Archives of Pediatric Infectious Diseases: July 31, 2019, 7 (3); e89960
  • Published Online: July 30, 2019
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 12, 2019
  • Revised: June 17, 2019
  • Accepted: June 30, 2019
  • DOI: 10.5812/pedinfect.89960

How to Cite: Sayyahfar S, Nasiri J, Tak Dehghan K, Lotfollahzadeh S, Atqiaee K, et al. Pitfalls in the Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis in Tehran Children’s Hospital, Arch Pediatr Infect Dis. 2019 ; 7(3):e89960. doi: 10.5812/pedinfect.89960.

Abstract
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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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