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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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Gastrointestinal system

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Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
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A 30-year-old man is brought to the emergency department for abdominal pain and tenderness that have been worsening over the past seven hours. He rates the pain as an 8 on a 10-point scale, and says that the pain is worse when he coughs. It is diffuse across his whole abdomen and does not radiate to other regions of the body. He denies prior similar episodes. On physical exam, the abdomen feels rigid and there is a positive Blumberg sign. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

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