Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and covers most of the abdominal organs.
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Spontaneous peritonitis is usually caused by infection of
Risk factors for liver disease include excessive alcohol use and other diseases that lead to cirrhosis, such as chronic viral hepatitis (
Spontaneous peritonitis also occurs in patients who are on dialysis for kidney failure.