Doctors for Peritonitis in Thottakatukara Jn, Kochi
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Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum. This inflammation can be due to an abdominal injury, an underlying medical condition, or a treatment device, such as a dialysis catheter or feeding tube. There are two types of peritonitis. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is the result of an infection of the fluid in your peritoneal cavity. Secondary peritonitis is usually due to an infection that has spread from your digestive tract. Symptoms of the condition include tenderness in the abdomen, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigues, fever, and chills among others.
HOW IS PERITONITIS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is done by a Gastroenterologist who would do an abdominal scan or X-ray along with a routine check-up. A blood test called complete blood count is also done.
HOW IS PERITONITIS TREATED?
Treatment is based on the cause and diagnosis. Treatment usually involves antibiotics to fight infection and medication for pain.
DID YOU KNOW?
Complications from peritonitis can include:
• Sepsis: an infection throughout the blood and body that can cause shock, multiple organ failure, and death
• Abnormal clotting of the blood: often due to widespread infection
• Scar tissue in the peritoneum
• Acute respiratory distress syndrome: a severe infection of the lungs