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Are some people more prone to getting peritonitis?

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Dr. Douglas McNeill
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Primary peritonitis is more common in malnourished people including alcoholics.
Peritonitis can complicate peritoneal dialysis. Any condition weakening your intestines can also cause bowel perforation with peritonitis to follow (e.g. Inflammatory bowel disease [crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis] and diverticulitis).

In brief: Yes

Primary peritonitis is more common in malnourished people including alcoholics.
Peritonitis can complicate peritoneal dialysis. Any condition weakening your intestines can also cause bowel perforation with peritonitis to follow (e.g. Inflammatory bowel disease [crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis] and diverticulitis).
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