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Is bowel obstruction infectious?

A bowel obstruction is not infectious, but abdominal infections (peritonitis) are a serious side effect of some types of obstruction.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Gastroenteritis

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