What causes peritonitis? What are the common symptoms, and how is this condition usually treated?

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Feb 21, 2018

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Peritonitis is an infectous disease, from the inflammation of a membrane that lines the abdominal walls, and the abdominal organs.

Peritonitis is generally caused by a hole in the intestines, or a leak. It can also be caused by bacteria. Generally found in ages 19+, there are many symptoms. These include pain and tenderness in the abdomen, bloating, fluid in the abdomen, nausea or vomiting, a fever, chills, no appetite, and even organ dysfunction.

This condition is always treated with antibiotics, and sometimes it may require surgery or drainage.