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Primary Peritonitis (Idiopathic Peritonitis, Spontaneous Peritonitis)

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Primary peritonitis may present as an acute abdomen with diagnosis made at surgery. The diagnosis is primarily one of exclusion. Management consists of appropriate antibiotics and avoidance of unnecessary procedures.

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