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DOID DOID:8283
Name peritonitis
Definition A gastrointestinal system disease that involves inflammation of the peritoneum resulting from perforation of the gastrointestinal tract, which produces immediate chemical inflammation followed shortly by infection from intestinal organisms. Peritonitis can also result from appendicitis, diverticulitis, strangulating intestinal obstruction, pancreatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, mesenteric ischemia, intraperitoneal blood, barium, or peritoneo-systemic shunts, drains, and dialysis catheters in the peritoneal cavity. The symptoms include abdominal pain and tenderness, fever, fluid in the abdomen, nausea, vomiting and low urine output.
http://www.merck.com/mmpe/sec02/ch011/ch011b.html#sec02-ch011-ch011b-402, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001335.htm
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ICD9CM:567.8

ICD9CM:567.89

MESH:D010538

UMLS_CUI:C0029823

Alternateids

DOID:8694

DOID:8863

DOID:9233

Synonyms

acute generalized peritonitis [EXACT]

primary bacterial peritonitis [EXACT]

Retractile mesenteritis [EXACT]

sclerosing mesenteritis [EXACT]

Relationships

is_a gastrointestinal system disease

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