Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Factors that increase your risk of peritonitis include:
March 31, 2015
- Peritoneal dialysis. Peritonitis is common among people undergoing peritoneal dialysis therapy.
- Other medical conditions. The following medical conditions increase your risk of developing peritonitis: cirrhosis, appendicitis, Crohn's disease, stomach ulcers, diverticulitis and pancreatitis.
- History of peritonitis. Once you've had peritonitis, your risk of developing it again is higher than it is for someone who has never had peritonitis.
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