Document Type : Research Article
Background: Appendicitis is anticipated to affect about 6% of the population at some point in their lives. The reduced prevalence of acute appendicitis in Asian and African nations is likely due to the dietary patterns of these populations. Objectives: To compare the diagnosis of acute appendicitis by Alvarado score to that by histopathological examination as well as to determine whether there is any correlation between dietary intake pattern and the occurrence of acute appendicitis. Methodology: It was a prospective cohort study involving 148 participants attending surgery OPD between 08 months from June 2021 to January 2022. Detailed history and clinical examination was done followed by admission and laboratory investigations. Confirmation of diagnosis was done based on modified Alvarado scoring system and ultrasonography. Results: After analysis of 148 study participants, it was found that 88% of them belong to age group of >18 upto 40 years and 63% of them were males. No significant association was found between diet and appendicitis.Conclusion: Both Modified Alvarado Scoring System (MASS) and histopathological examination was found to be diagnostic for appendicitis.