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What increases my risk for peritoneal diseases?

Because there are many different kinds of peritoneal diseases, there are also many different risk factors. For example, if you suffer from stomach ulcers or have had appendicitis, you are at greater risk of contracting peritonitis. Any kind of exposure to asbestos is the greatest risk factor for peritoneal mesothelioma. Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer found in the tissues of your abdomen.

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