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A 45-year-old member asked:

is it possible to have peritonitis without an infection?

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Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Peritonitis in inflammation of the peritoneal cavity (the spaces surrounding your intestines and internal organs). Infection is the most comon cause, but there are less common causes, like radiation, .
Dr. David Geffner
Endocrinology 54 years experience
Yes: People can develop peritonitis due to autoimmune problems.

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A 51-year-old female asked:

Could Acute Peritonitis infection can be treated and cure if it was very small?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Peritonitis cure?: Acute peritonitis can be treated effectively. Key to effective and often life saving treatment is early detection and often hospitalization and treatment with IV antibiotics. If acute peritonitis is suspected, there is no time to delay. Follow the exact instruction of your doc straight away, and this will result in the best possible outcome.

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