Chapter 84: Intraabdominal Infections

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Intraperitoneal infections result when normal anatomic barriers are disrupted. Organisms contained within the bowel or an intraabdominal organ enter the sterile peritoneal cavity, causing peritonitis and—if the infection goes untreated and the pt survives—abscesses.

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