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Who is most at risk of peritoneal diseases?

The risks for peritoneal diseases depend on the diseases themselves. Each disease comes with its own risk factors. People who have been exposed to asbestos are at highest risk of developing peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare abdominal cancer. If you have suffered from disorders like stomach ulcers, appendicitis, or pancreatitis, you are at a higher risk of developing peritonitis.

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