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Is appendicitis hereditary?

Date: 21 Dec 2009   Posted By: Ashok Kumar.C.C     Group: Doctors    Category: General Medicine   

Is appendicitis a hereditary disease?
If my father had it,will i inherit it?

Author: fyyazkamal    21 Dec 2009      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Appendix is a rudimentry of Intestine, it is well developed in herbivorus animals like rabbits.,but in human it is rudimentry.Infection of appendicitis and inflammation is called Appendicitis .So it is an acquired not heridatery .the cause of appencitis are mainly worms Or infection cause the said problem

Author: Gyanshankar P. Mishra    28 Dec 2009      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1    Voting Score: 0

Appendicitis is not a hereditary disease we all have appendix, only some develop inflammation/infection in it- appendicitis.

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