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Alternate Names : Inflammation of the Peritoneum

Peritonitis | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What can be done to prevent the condition?

Nothing can be done to prevent this condition.

What are the long-term effects of the condition?

The long term effects of the disease depend on the underlying cause. For example, peritonitis that stems from a ruptured ovarian cyst will not have any long-term effects. If the condition is the result of infection, it may cause death.

What are the risks to others?

There are generally no risks to others.

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Peritonitis: Treatment & Monitoring

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: William M. Boggs, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/02/01

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