What are the general principles guiding the treatment of peritonitis and abdominal sepsis infections?

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 general principles guiding the treatment of infections are four-fold, as follows [16] :

  1. Control the infectious source

  2. Eliminate bacteria and toxins

  3. Maintain organ system function

  4. Control the inflammatory process


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