Definition of peritonitis in English:


Pronunciation /ˌperətnˈīdəs/ /ˌpɛrətnˈaɪdəs/

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  • Inflammation of the peritoneum, typically caused by bacterial infection either via the blood or after rupture of an abdominal organ.

    ‘Patients who have cirrhosis with ascites are prone to spontaneous bacterial peritonitis.’
    • ‘The diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis heralds advanced liver disease.’
    • ‘Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis is a common complication of cirrhosis, with high mortality.’
    • ‘At one time or another, he indicated that he had high blood pressure, peritonitis, and gastritis.’
    • ‘In tuberculous peritonitis, the peritoneum is studded with multiple yellow-white tubercles.’