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What do doctors use to treat peritonitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: RxUnderlying Problem

Peritonitis is almost always secondary to an underlying problem in the abdominal cavity such as appendicitis, a perforated ulcer, or diverticulitis; therefore, rx is directed at those problems.
Peritonitis may also occur due to chronic catheters in the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis, ascites)--this usually responds to antibiotics +/- catheter removal.

In brief: RxUnderlying Problem

Peritonitis is almost always secondary to an underlying problem in the abdominal cavity such as appendicitis, a perforated ulcer, or diverticulitis; therefore, rx is directed at those problems.
Peritonitis may also occur due to chronic catheters in the abdomen (peritoneal dialysis, ascites)--this usually responds to antibiotics +/- catheter removal.
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