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A 16-year-old boy is brought to the physician ...
Just remember that E.Coli and Bacteriodes Fragilis (sp?) are the 2 main gutys that cause intraperitoneal infections from the gut.
Common organisms involved in gangrenous and perforated appendicitis include Escherichia coli, Peptostreptococcus, Bacteroides fragilis, and Pseudomonas species (UpToDate)