Intra-abdominal Infections

Robert Orenstein

in Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Board Review

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199827626
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929641 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Intra-abdominal Infections

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Intra-abdominal infections are a common reason for infectious disease consultation.

These infections span the spectrum from localized organ space infections to diffuse peritonitis. Intra-abdominal infections occur in various intraperitoneal and extraperitoneal locations depending on the source. Diverticulitis, appendicitis, pancreatitis, abscesses, infections related to peritoneal dialysis, and other less common intra-abdominal infections are also reviewed. Diagnosis and treatment of specific conditions are covered.

Chapter.  3754 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases

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