Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP)
Treatment depends on the cause of the
- Surgery may be needed if peritonitis is caused by a foreign object, such as a catheter used in peritoneal dialysis.
- Antibiotics may control infection in cases of spontaneous peritonitis with liver or kidney disease.
Intravenoustherapy can treat dehydration.
You may need to stay in the hospital so health care providers can rule out other causes of peritonitis, such as
The infection can usually be treated. However, kidney or
Hepatic encephalopathy Hepatorenal syndrome Sepsis
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of peritonitis. This can quickly become an emergency situation.