Pathophysiology and pathogenesis of generalized peritonitis.

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.
Problems in veterinary medicine 01/1989; 1(2):159-67.
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ABSTRACT Peritonitis is a complex disease state that results in many pathophysiologic alterations that affect multiple organs. The clinician must possess a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology and pathogenesis of the disease so that effective treatment can be instituted. Treatment should be directed at eliminating the cause of peritonitis and preventing or reversing the resulting pathophysiologic alterations.

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