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Are there alternative treatments for peritonitis?

There are no alternative treatments for peritonitis, since it is caused by an infection and must be treated immediately with antibiotics or, in some cases, surgery. Since peritonitis can progress quickly to a life-threatening infection, it is important for patients not to try to treat themselves or try alternatives to standard medicine. It is also important for patients to follow their doctor's advice about treating any conditions that may have caused the peritonitis in the first place.

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