What is focus of treatment in peritonitis and peritoneal abscesses?

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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The management approach to peritonitis and peritoneal abscesses targets correction of the underlying process, administration of systemic antibiotics, and supportive therapy to prevent or limit secondary complications due to organ system failure. Treatment success is defined as adequate source control with resolution of sepsis and clearance of all residual intra-abdominal infection.


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