PERITONITIS

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Peritonitis is a life-threatening event that is often accompanied by bacteremia and sepsis. Primary peritonitis has no apparent source, whereas secondary peritonitis is caused by spillage from an intraabdominal viscus. The etiologic organisms and the clinical presentations of these two processes are different.

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Peritonitis is a life-threatening event that is often accompanied by bacteremia and sepsis. Primary peritonitis has no apparent source, whereas secondary peritonitis is caused by spillage from an intraabdominal viscus. The etiologic organisms and the clinical presentations of these two processes are different.

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