What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?


Peritonitis is inflammation,

Acute peritonitis shows the signs

Massage is contraindicated for

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usually due to bacterial in-

of systemic infection: fever and

acute peritonitis, which is a


fection, of the peritoneal

chills, along with abdominal pain,

medical emergency.


lining of the abdomen.

distension, nausea, and vomiting.



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