MANUEL M. GLAZIER, M.D.; BERNARD I. GOLDBERG, M.D.; A. A. WEINSTEIN, M.D.
Pneumococcic peritonitis is comparatively uncommon and bears a grave prognosis. It is generally divided into two types, primary and secondary. The primary type is characterized by involvement of the peritoneum without any discernible focus of infection and it tends to run one of two courses. The most common course is an acute diffuse serous peritonitis that usually ends quickly in exitus. The second course results in a localized and circumscribed abscess of the peritoneum and is associated with a more favorable prognosis. In the secondary type of pneumococcic peritonitis we find an antecedent or coincidental source of infection, usually the
GLAZIER MM, GOLDBERG BI, WEINSTEIN AA. PRIMARY PNEUMOCOCCIC PERITONITIS; RECOVERY OF THE ACUTE SEROUS TYPE FOLLOWING TYPE I SERUM TREATMENT WITHOUT SURGICAL INTERVENTION1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1042–1049. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-7-1042
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(7):1042-1049.
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