Appendicitis is a condition that is brought on by the inflammation of the appendix. It is a tube of tissue that is three and a half inches long. It extends from the large intestine. The appendix consists of tissue that can produce antibodies. Even though it plays a role in digestion, if it becomes inflamed, appendicitis brings on medical emergency.
At such a time, one need to undergo surgery in order to get the appendix removed. If the inflamed appendix is not treated, it will eventually burst or spill out infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. That in turn can lead to peritonitis, that is a condition of inflammation of the lining of the abdominal cavity. That can be fatal unless it is treated and quickly with the help of strong antibiotics.