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Table 2 Relative frequency and sex distribution of causes of diffuse community acquired peritonitis in Limbe and Buea Regional hospitals

From: Which cause of diffuse peritonitis is the deadliest in the tropics? A retrospective analysis of 305 cases from the South-West Region of Cameroon

Cause Males Females Total Percentage
Peptic Ulcer Perforation 49 20 69 22.6
Spontaneous perforation of terminal ileum 19 24 43 14.1
Complications of acute appendicitis 34 19 53 17.4
Splenic Abscess 4 2 6 2
Tubo-Ovarian Abscess 0 7 7 2.3
Acute cholecystitis 1 7 8 2.6
Incarcerated hernia 8 0 8 2.6
Intestinal obstruction 4 9 13 4.3
Intussusception 3 0 3 1
Volvulus of sigmoid colon 8 1 9 3
Infection of haemoperitoneum 0 2 2 0.6
Rupture of liver abscess 1 1 2 0.6
Hospital-acquired 10 34 44 14.4
Blunt abdominal injury 21 6 27 8.9
Penetrating abdominal injury 6 5 11 3.6
Total 168 137 305 100