The Condition"...There are three main types of peritonitis: spontaneous, secondary, and peritonitis associated with dialysis..."
The Condition"...Hospitalization is common and may be necessary to rule out other causes of peritonitis such as appendicitis and diverticulitis..."
The Condition"...Risk factors for liver disease include alcoholic cirrhosis and other diseases that lead to cirrhosis, such as viral hepatitis..."
The Condition"...The condition can also occur when pancreatic enzymes leak into the peritoneum during pancreatitis or when bile leaks from the biliary tract due to injury because these chemicals can irritate the peritoneum..."
The Condition"...Bacteria may enter the peritoneum via a hole in the gastrointestinal tract, which can be caused by a ruptured appendix, stomach ulcer or perforated colon..."