Peritonitis is inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the inside of the abdomen and most of its organs. Some of the common symptoms of Peritonitis include pain in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and minimal urine output. Peritonitis is of two types namely Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis and Secondary Peritonitis.
HOW IS PERITONITIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will check your medical history and ask for lab tests such as complete blood count along with imaging tests such as CT scan and MRI to diagnose the disease.
HOW IS PERITONITIS TREATED?
Treatment for peritonitis depends on the underlying cause of the same. Usually antibiotics are given to the patient for fighting infection inside, especially as there is a high risk of pus accumulation. For patients who are on dialysis, the process is kept at hold until they are healed peritonitis.