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Pelvic peritonitis is inflammation and infection of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdomen in the pelvic area. Pelvic peritonitis occurs most often as a complication of an infection of the fallopian tubes.
Signs of peritonitis include:
A person with these symptoms should seek immediate medical attention. Without treatment, the illness rapidly worsens and can become life-threatening.
Last Revised: November 23, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
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