Primary peritonitis in children.

Abstract

Ten cases of primary peritonitis in children demonstrate that the usual presentation is one of rapid onset of lower abdominal pain in girls, clinically indistinguishable from acute appendicitis. Recovery after appendectomy is rapid. Fewer cases have positive peritoneal cultures or associated illnesses than in historical descriptions. Contemporary primary… (More)

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@article{Nohr1984PrimaryPI, title={Primary peritonitis in children.}, author={C. Nohr and Dr Guillermo Marshall}, journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie}, year={1984}, volume={27 2}, pages={179-81} }