What is included in medical support for 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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The treatment of peritonitis is multidisciplinary, with complementary application of medical, operative, and nonoperative interventions. Medical support includes the following:

  • Systemic antibiotic therapy

  • Intensive care with hemodynamic, pulmonary, and renal support

  • Nutrition and metabolic support

  • Inflammatory response modulation therapy


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