Peritonitis/Acute Abdomen

Peritonitis/Acute Abdomen

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Peritonitis/Acute Abdomen

Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs.The main manifestations of peritonitis are acute abdominal pain, abdominal tenderness and abdominal guarding, which are exacerbated by moving the peritoneum, e.g., coughing. Peritonitis may be localized or generalized, and may result from infection (often due to rupture of a hollow abdominal organ as may occur in abdominal trauma or inflamed appendix) or from a non-infectious process. The overall incidence of peritoneal infection and abscess varies with the underlying abdominal disease processes. SBP occurs in both children and adults and is a complication of cirrhosis. In patients with ascites, the prevalence may be as high as 18%. This number has grown from 8% over the past 2 decades. Two peak ages for SBP are characteristic in children: one in the neonatal period and the other at age 5 years.


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Research: sciencedirect, tuberculosis peritonitis with features of acute abdomen in hiv infection, doi:10.1016/j.ijmyco.2015.02.004 biomed central, peritonitis: laparoscopic approach, world journal of emergency surgery 2006 1:9, doi: 10.1186/1749-7922-1-9, agresta et al cdc, eid journal, acute blastocystis-associated appendicular peritonitis in a child, sages, laparoscopic treatment of generalized peritonitis caused by perforated appendicitis. american society for micobiology, candida albicans-staphylococcus aureuspolymicrobial peritonitis modulates host innate immunity bile peritonitis in acute cholecystitis, sciencedirect, peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis caused by vancomycin-resistant enterococcus: comprehensive review on treatment options, doi:10.1016/j.hkjn.2015.03.003 cochrane library, treatment for peritoneal dialysis-associated peritonitis, doi: 10.1002/14651858.cd005284.pub3


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