What is the prognosis of tertiary 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 comparison with patients with other forms of peritonitis, patients who develop tertiary peritonitis have significantly longer ICU and hospital stays, higher organ dysfunction scores, and higher mortality rates (50-70%).

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