Secondary peritonitis

Alternative names
Peritonitis - secondary

Definition
Secondary peritonitis is an inflammation (irritation) of the peritoneum (the membrane lining the abdominal cavity) caused by another condition, most commonly the spread of an infection from the digestive organs or bowels.

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Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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