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Intra-abdominal Infections 

Intra-abdominal Infections
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Intra-abdominal Infections
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Robert Orenstein

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199827626.003.0029
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date: 09 July 2020

Intra-abdominal infections are a common reason for infectious disease consultation.

These infections span the spectrum from localized organ space infections to diffuse peritonitis. Intra-abdominal infections occur in various intraperitoneal and extraperitoneal locations depending on the source. Diverticulitis, appendicitis, pancreatitis, abscesses, infections related to peritoneal dialysis, and other less common intra-abdominal infections are also reviewed. Diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions are covered.

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