What causes peritonitis and abdominal sepsis?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Answer

The etiology of disease depends on the type, as well as location, of peritonitis, as follows:

  • Primary peritonitis

  • Secondary peritonitis

  • Tertiary peritonitis

  • Chemical peritonitis

  • Peritoneal abscess

Primary peritonitis

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