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[Primary peritonitis in previously healthy children].

Authors
  • Navia, M J
  • Caroli, P L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anales de pediatría (Barcelona, Spain : 2003)
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2004
Volume
61
Issue
6
Pages
554–557
Identifiers
PMID: 15574258
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Primary peritonitis in patients without underlying causes is clinically indistinguishable from acute appendicitis and diagnosis is usually made at surgery. The hallmarks of therapy are antibiotics and prompt exploratory laparotomy with appendectomy and the prognosis is good.

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