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Peritonitis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Peritonitis
Tree Number(s)
C01.463.600
C06.844.640
Unique ID
D010538
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010538
Scope Note
INFLAMMATION of the PERITONEUM lining the ABDOMINAL CAVITY as the result of infectious, autoimmune, or chemical processes. Primary peritonitis is due to infection of the PERITONEAL CAVITY via hematogenous or lymphatic spread and without intra-abdominal source. Secondary peritonitis arises from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY itself through RUPTURE or ABSCESS of intra-abdominal organs.
Entry Term(s)
Primary Peritonitis
Secondary Peritonitis
NLM Classification #
WI 575
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/06/17
Peritonitis Preferred
Secondary Peritonitis Narrower
Primary Peritonitis Narrower
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