With Tx, prognosis is variable, dependent on the underlying causes.
There is “NO WAY” to prevent peritonitis, since the diseases it accompanies are usually not under the voluntary control of an individual.
However, the best way to prevent serious complications is to seek medical attention as soon as symptoms appear.
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