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Peritonitis - spontaneous

  • Alternative Names

    Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)


    Symptoms
    • Abdominal pain and bloating
    • Abdominal tenderness
    • Fever
    • Low urine output

    Other symptoms include:

    • Chills
    • Joint pain
    • Nausea and vomiting

    Signs and tests

    Tests will be done to check for infection and rule out other causes of abdominal pain:

    • Blood culture
    • White blood cell count in a sample of peritoneal fluid
    • Chemical examination of peritoneal fluid
    • Culture of peritoneal fluid
    • CT scan or ultrasound of the abdomen