Peritonitis

Summary of Peritonitis
Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs. Peritonitis may be localized or generalized, and may result from infection, often due to rupture of a hollow abdominal organ as may occur in abdominal trauma, appendicitis, or diverticulitis.

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Pathology

Gastrointestinal system

Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity disorders
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

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are two second generation cephalosporins used to treat mixed anaerobic infections such as peritonitis. 

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A 63-year-old man comes to the emergency department because of acute abdominal pain which began suddenly 90 minutes prior to presentation. He reports a history of peptic ulcer disease and is currently being treated with triple therapy for H. Pylori infection. Examination shows a distended and diffusely tender abdomen, positive for rebound tenderness. Which of the following is the best next step in management?

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