What is the mortality rate in severe intra-abdominal sepsis and peritonitis?

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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In severe intra-abdominal infections and peritonitis, the mortality rate may increase to greater than 30-50%. The concurrent development of sepsis, SIRS, and MOF can increase the mortality rate to greater than 70%, and, in these patients, more than 80% of deaths occur with an active infection present.


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