Peritonitis means inflammation of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the inner abdominal wall and covers the organs present within the abdomen. This is caused due to a bacterial or fungal infection. There are two types of peritonitis which include spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and secondary peritonitis.

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Are homosexuals more prone to get peritonitis?

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What to do for severe lower left back pain?

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