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Overview

You have a thin layer of tissue covering the inside of your abdomen and most of its organs. This is called the peritoneum . Inflammation of the peritoneum is called peritonitis. The inflammation is caused by a fungal or bacterial infection, usual[read article]

Tests for Peritonitis

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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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The peritoneal space is the area between the abdominal wall and the organs it houses. This space is typically empty, or has a small amount of fluid, but a buildup o...  More
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CBC with Partial Differential
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A blood differential (also called a white blood cell count differential) measures the number of each of the five types of white blood cells present in your blood�...  More
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An abdominal film, also known as an abdominal X-ray , helps doctors assess potential problems in your abdomen-particularly in your spleen, stomach, and intestines. ...  More
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A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, w...  More
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CT of Pelvis
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Peritoneal fluid analysis is also known as paracentesis or an abdominal tap . An analysis is recommended when an abnormal amount of fluid collects in the peritoneal...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Abdominal tap, also known as paracentesis, is a medical procedure to remove excess fluid from the abdominal cavity, the area between the abdominal wall and the spin...  More
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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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Electrolyte Panel
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A creatinine blood test measures the level of creatinine in the blood. Creatinine is a waste product that forms when creatine breaks down. Creatine is a substance f...  More
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Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs responsible for filtering blood and waste. One method to determine just how well your kidneys are filtering is by measuring ...  More
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An X-ray is a common imaging test that has been used for decades to help doctors view the inside of the body without having to make an incision. The X-ray was made ...  More
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Medical Procedures for Peritonitis

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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Abdominal tap, also known as paracentesis, is a medical procedure to remove excess fluid from the abdominal cavity, the area between the abdominal wall and the spin...  More
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Prescribed Medications for Peritonitis

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CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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CEFOTAXIME (sef oh TAKS eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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MEROPENEM (mer oh PEN em) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral inf...  More
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PIPERACILLIN; TAZOBACTAM (pi PER a sil in; ta zoe BAK tam) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work f...  More
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IMIPENEM; CILASTATIN (i mi PEN em; sye la STAT in) is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds...  More
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TICARCILLIN, CLAVULANIC ACID (tye kar SILL in, KLAV yoo la nate AS id) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It wil...  More
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CEFOPERAZONE (sef oh PER a zone) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other...  More
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CEFTAZIDIME (SEF tay zi deem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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CEFOXITIN (se FOX i tin) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or ot...  More
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GENTAMICIN (jen ta MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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TOBRAMYCIN (toe bra MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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