Other Names: Inflammation of the peritoneum
Nature: Peritonitis means means irritation of the abdominal lining, or peritoneum. Movement causes the inflammed layers of this lining to rub against each other which hurts and may cause severe pain in the abdomen. Acute peritonitis is usually caused by a bacterial infection via an abdominal wound, appendicitis, an abscess, ulcer or other condition which leads to perforation of an internal organ.
Problem Type: E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update 23.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST