The inflammation of the thin membrane or the peritoneum that lines the inner abdominal wall, gives rise to the problem of peritonitis. It is most commonly brought on by a fungal or bacterial infection. While the rupture of the abdominal wall is the most common cause of the infection that occurs in the peritoneum, the other causes can be diverticulitis, ruptured appendix or a traumatic injury. You are said to suffer from the problem of spontaneous peritonitis, if the infection takes place without rupturing of the abdominal wall and is usually brought on by a liver disease complication.
HOW IS PERITONITIS DIAGNOSED?
Factors like presence of certain medical problems like cirrhosis, stomach ulcers or pancreatitis; or past episodes of peritonitis; or peritoneal dialysis can make you vulnerable to the condition.