Definitions for "Peritonitis"
an inflammation in the lining of the abdomen.
The Condition"The peritoneum is the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity and covers organs..."
Inflammation of the peritoneal membrane, usually caused by infection.
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..."