PERITONITIS
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal bloating  Abdominal discomfort Abdominal pain
Blood pressure - low Fever Nausea
Skin - pale Thirst  
  Description
Peritonitis is the inflammation of the peritoneum, which is the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen. Peritonitis is often caused by infections from organ’s perforation, but it may also result from non-infectious irritants, such as gastric acid.

Peritonitis is usually classified as:

• Primary peritonitis, in which fluid builds up in the abdomen.

• Secondary peritonitis, which is caused by an infection that has spread from the digestive tract such as ruptured appendix, a perforated colon or pancreatitis, among other causes.
   Diagnosis
Diagnosing peritonitis involves several tests, including:

• Physical examination

• Blood test.

• Urine test

• Peritoneal fluid culture.

• Ultrasound.

• Abdominal X-rays.

• Laparoscopy.
   More information:
Peritonitis Treatment
Peritonitis Healthcare Centers
 

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