The biology of peritonitis and implications for treatment.


Peritonitis continues to be one of the major infectious problems confronting surgeons. Despite the many advances in antimicrobial agents and supportive care, mortality from diffuse suppurative peritonitis remains unacceptably high. The authors review the anatomy and defense capabilities of the peritoneal cavity and then focus on the polymicrobial nature of… (More)


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@article{Maddaus1988TheBO, title={The biology of peritonitis and implications for treatment.}, author={Michael Anthony Maddaus and David H. Ahrenholz and Richard L. Simmons}, journal={The Surgical clinics of North America}, year={1988}, volume={68 2}, pages={431-43} }