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Appendicitis is where the appendix becomes severely inflamed, forcing the appendix to be removed from the body before it ruptures which can ultimately cause sepsis and eventually death.

In the Stargate SG-1 Season 3 finale episode, Nemesis, Dr. Daniel Jackson was left bed-ridden after suffering from appendicitis. This was due to the fact that in real life, the actor who plays him, Michael Shanks came down with appendicitis during Canadian Thanksgiving, forcing the writers to greatly reduce his scenes in "Nemesis" in order to give Shanks enough time to recover.

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