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free120/Block 1/Question#30 (13.0 difficulty score)
A 16-year-old boy is brought to the physician ...
Escherichia coli🔍

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tallerthanmymom  Just remember that E.Coli and Bacteriodes Fragilis (sp?) are the 2 main gutys that cause intraperitoneal infections from the gut. +3  
bharatpillai  Why not citrobacter though? +4  
mamed  Common organisms involved in gangrenous and perforated appendicitis include Escherichia coli, Peptostreptococcus, Bacteroides fragilis, and Pseudomonas species (UpToDate) +2  

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The patient developed peritonitis due to a perforated appendix. Peritonitis is an intra-abdominal infection.

The most common intra-abdominal microbes to cause intra-abdominal infections are Bacteroides and E. coli.